About Us

Brian Bisnett

brian-portraitBrian Bisnett is a licensed landscape architect and certified planner with over thirty years experience in all phases of urban and rural land planning, civic, commercial and residential design, CEQA and NEPA practice, construction technology, and project implementation. He has worked extensively with project proponents, civic entities and neighborhood-based groups in the areas of suburban and rural planning and design, environmental and resource protection, and neighborhood enhancement and revitalization. Brian is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Urban Land Institute.

Ellen Reynolds Bisnett

ellen-portraitEllen Reynolds Bisnett is an architectural and landscape designer and illustrator with over thirty years experience in all phases of commercial and residential design. Her specialties include collaborative program development, historic preservation, and presentation rendering in a variety of media.

Jon Steuer

jon-portraitJon Steuer is a Project Designer, Construction Manager and CAD Draftsman with experience in all phases of construction drafting, civil engineering, specification development and project management. Jon’s thorough grasp of contemporary drafting technology, including AutoCAD Architectural and Land Development 2005 Desktops, and his years of on-site construction experience have provided him with the expertise necessary to develop construction documentation which is both comprehensive and comprehensible for a wide range of project types and complexities – and the field skills to represent our clients and our projects effectively throughout the construction process.

Lorie Nilsen

Lorie Nilsen is the Office Manager for Bisnett Design Associates, with experience in all phases of bookkeeping, accounting and office management.

Stephen Hein
SteveHeinsStephen Hein is a licensed land surveyor, principal of California Survey Company, and an affiliate of Bisnett Design Associates. Stephen has over thirty years of survey experience, with areas of expertise which include the setting of corner points and property lines, Records of Survey, ALTA Surveys, subdivision mapping, and sorting out obscure and conflicting gold-rush era property descriptions.