The Vanguard is an annual experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. Each year, Next City selects 40 applicants whose smart ideas for cities, experience in the field and ambition for the future all show great promise. Bryan is an architectural designer, artist, writer and devoted advocate for social justice through design. He was selected as the 2014 NOMA National Member of the year and helped the chapter receive the award for the 2014 NOMA Chapter of the year. Throughout his professional career, Bryan has been dedicated to promoting diversity within the profession and relentless in his efforts to elevate the design process as an effective catalyst for community change. In addition of his role at NOMA Louisiana, he is currently the Place & Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Check the 40 participants here!