Brian Estep


Charleston, WV


What are some of your favorite spots in Charleston?
Capitol Market and Haddad Riverfront Park.

If you weren’t an architect, what might you be?
A drummer.

Favorite Band or Musician?
Band – Rush,  Musician – Neil Peart

How do you like to spend your free time?
With my wife and son.

Brian has twenty-four years of experience as an Architect and Project Manager with involvement in a multitude of building types, most notably within the education, commercial office, and judicial markets. He is primarily responsible for day-to-day project activities including programming, design, construction document production, and coordination of the architectural and engineering disciplines.

Prior to joining Silling in January of 2012, Brian served as a Senior Project Architect for another Charleston architectural practice. Additionally, he previously worked as a Project Architect in St. Petersburg, Florida at CBB Architects from 1997 to 2001 before returning to his home state of West Virginia.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee in 1992, Brian has several notable awards to his credit including an AIA Tampa Bay Design Award for WUSF-TV Studios on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, as well as an AIA WV Honor Award for the Erma Byrd Center for Public Higher Education located in Beckley, WV.

Brian was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia.  With a love of music from an early age, banging on his mother’s pots and pans with wooden spoons soon turned into drum lessons that lasted through Junior High and High school.  During that same time Brian put those lessons to use by playing in the band in both Junior High and High School and eventually helped form a rock band with members from another local high school. He continued his drumming through his first two years of college as a member of the drum line in The Pride of the Southland Band at the University of Tennessee.  After those two years Brian put away his drumsticks to focus more on his chosen career in architecture.

Brian also has a love for cars.  He participated as a student and later as an instructor in High Performance Driving Education events. He is married to his lovely wife Mechelle and together they enjoy spending time and traveling with their son Grayson.