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Designed to Amaze

We aim to amaze our clients every chance we get. We think past the expected into new territory to provide the solution that delights, the detail that surprises, the design that inspires. And the finished space isn't all; the process should delight our clients, too.

A Collaborative Approach

Every client, designer, engineer, architect, and project manager has a voice on our projects. We know that principled collaboration is simply how the best, most inspired work gets done, and we’ve got the experts in-house to provide it on every project. Before a single line is drawn, we consider each unique perspective, including those of the community and user. In this way, we all collaborate to design and deliver something truly special.

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Our Services

With multiple disciplines under one roof, we offer expert service in the following areas.

If you are looking to build a custom home visit BCRA's Elevate.

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When I'm with BCRA, I honestly feel like we're the same team working together to realize a vision that's even better than I had imagined. It's wonderful to have that kind of connection.

Debra McCloskey Creative Services Director, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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Grace and Grit

Our work ethic is informed by twin values. One is the mental toughness and strong work ethic owing to our roots in Tacoma; the other is the compassion we extend to our colleagues and client partners. Together, these values make us a motivated and empathetic team, ready to tackle tough challenges and deliver results for our clients. Between grace and grit, you’ll find BCRA.



Doug Oberst

Managing Principal, Architect

Doug is a Managing Principal and Registered Architect who oversees our multifamily residential, retail, and workplace design markets. His favorite aspect of our firm is the daily collaboration between disciplines, a process which brings the client alongside and delivers creative outcomes. Doug knows that what truly drives innovation that supports our clients and their users is being able to understand their business and anticipate those areas where design can provide the greatest impact. Doug serves on the board for Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium.

Stuart Young

Managing Principal, Architect

Stuart, a Registered Architect and Managing Principal, has spent the last 21 years guiding the culture and vision of BCRA. With a strong belief in a ‘better together’ philosophy, he explores and identifies partnerships that benefit our community. He believes BCRA brings significant value to our clients through our participatory design thinking process that spans all disciplines to integrate form and function equally. Stuart currently serves on the boards for University of Washington-Tacoma’s Urban Studies Advisory Board, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, and Graduate Tacoma.

How Can We Help?

If you’re ready to see your space transformed, we’re ready to get started. Contact us today and together we’ll bring something amazing to life.