Brian Krob's ideology for ALINE Architecture Concepts extends from his cultured knowledge accumulated via diverse experience in practice and academia over the past 15 years. His design philosophy focuses on "adaptivity;" how the program, materiality, and form can be applied in such a way to satisfy the client's needs, be responsive to the environment with both physical contextualism and global impact, while professing a timelessness that transcends style. By utilizing the most current methods of design and presentation tools, the ideas are conveyed clearly to the client to assure a sense of comprehension with a commitment to budget throughout the design evolution.
A registered architect in the State of Arizona, Brian began his career working on notable projects concurrent with his undergraduate studies in his hometown of Las Vegas, such as the UNLV School of Architecture and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Design degree from Arizona State University in 1998, soon after was able to contribute to many local Arizona projects, including the Gila River Tribal Governance Center, the art building at Phoenix College, and Bank One Ballpark (now known as Chase Field). Continuing his education, Brian obtained a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 2002 where he was fortunate to study with many notable architects practicing throughout the world, including Billie Tsien, Michelle Fornabai, and Wolf Prix. Shortly after graduation, he returned to the Valley to work with a prominent local architecture firm. During those seven years as the project manager for several restaurants, custom homes, and hospitality projects, his (full service) responsibilities included client design meetings, design concept generation, presentation imagery and production drawings, as well as construction observation.
Brian Laubenthal's formation of Aline Architecture Concepts constitutes his decade of collective design experience from studies and practice. Brian's philosophy concentrates on developing environmentally conscious designs in harmony with their context and scale of the site. His objective is to create methods for using materials that can be mass produced, but have the ability to be customized to the specific needs and language of a program or space; while embracing technology to create tactile qualities, scale, variation and relationships to movement.
An associate in the American Institute of Architects, LEED accredited professional, and member of the United States Green Building Council, Brian was introduced to the architectural practice while interning for Permabuilt Homes and volunteer with Junior Achievements designing their event spaces. He earned his Bachelor of Science in architectural studies from the University of Michigan in 2003, followed by working in Ann Arbor as Junior Project Manager with Architect George Kachadoorian. During his tenure with George, Brian completed several home additions, remodels, and commercial tenant improvements. To further advance his education, he studied at Arizona State University and achieved his Master of Architecture degree in 2006; where he also studied under notable designers such as Will Bruder and Michael Rotondi. He signed on with a prominent local architecture firm in Phoenix during his studies, subsequently establishing himself as a Project Manager in the course of his three years. In charge of restaurants, commercial tenant improvements, as well as website management and custom art design, Brian was exposed to several facets of design, which he carried through to a Project Manager position with K-D Architects. While at K-D, he lead several commercial projects ranging from shell buildings, shopping developments, tenant improvements, to multi-family housing and restaurants. His responsibilities encompassed project conceptual design, production documents, as well as consultant and on site coordination. Brian continues as a volunteer with the Green Schoolhouse Series helping develop sustainable and healthy environments to house our children's education.