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BURRELL SAUNDERS

AIA, IIDA

Burrell Saunders, CEO and co-founder of SCA, has emerged as one of the regions' leading experts in planning and designing vibrant, livable, mixed-use communities. Burrell's true passion is the pursuit of pushing the boundaries of architecture. Specializing in the creative assembly of a variety of spaces, Burrell and SCA are influencing design trends by recognizing the impact of the built environment and focusing on a core philosophy of creating communities that instill a sense of pride and place.

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JOHN CROUSE

AIA, LEED_ A.P.

John is well grounded in the exploration of solutions reached through architects with millions of square feet of residential, retail, corporate and military space to his credit. John, COO and co-founder of SCA, is a mixed-use expert with a career punctuated by versatility. Through the years, he has provided urban design and planning talents to a diverse pool of clients including national developers and Federal and Department of Defense agencies such as the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and the Department of State.

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Donald R. Bowers

AIA

Don's extensive experience in a wide variety of projects qualifies him to lead the Saunders+Crouse team from project conception to project delivery. He offers guidance through the interconnected phases of design, construction documents, and construction administration to project completion.

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BURRELL SAUNDERS

AIA, IIDA

Burrell Saunders, CEO and co-founder of SCA, has emerged as one of the regions' leading experts in planning and designing vibrant, livable, mixed-use communities. Burrell's true passion is the pursuit of pushing the boundaries of architecture. Specializing in the creative assembly of a variety of spaces, Burrell and SCA are influencing design trends by recognizing the impact of the built environment and focusing on a core philosophy of creating communities that instill a sense of pride and place.

Understanding that cooperation between civic leaders, citizens and investors is fundamental to the success of any comprehensive plan, Burrell dedicates his energy to shaping public initiatives that will produce long-term benefits for communities. He takes on the role of advisor as well as designer through collaborations with developers and city management, helping to bring prosperous livelihood to a community's vision. Burrell has planned and designed four major town centers and over 50,000 acres of mixed-use properties that are transforming communities across the Mid-Atlantic.

Recognized as an authority on the creation of town centers and New Urbanist principles, Burrell has conducted lectures and seminars for several organizations and community groups including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has published several articles in Urban Land, the monthly journal of ULI, on the planning and design of several town center projects.

JOHN CROUSE

AIA, LEED_ A.P.

John is well grounded in the exploration of solutions reached through architects with millions of square feet of residential, retail, corporate and military space to his credit. John, COO and co-founder of SCA, is a mixed-use expert with a career punctuated by versatility. Through the years, he has provided urban design and planning talents to a diverse pool of clients including national developers and Federal and Department of Defense agencies such as the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and the Department of State.

John's portfolio includes large-scale urban design and master planning, multi-family residential communities, mixed-use developments, corporate centers, historic restoration and urban revitalization projects. He began revitalization work on Diggs Town, a public housing project located in Norfolk, Virginia which went on to win three national awards including the AIA National Honors Award for Planning and set a new national benchmark for effective public housing. John, working closely with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA), led the way in creation of the Heritage at Freemason Harbour, the first new residential development in downtown Norfolk in more than two decades and the catalyst for a residential migration back to the city's core.

John also specializes in the design of security and technology solutions and green design for modern industry and has headed the design of three overseas embassies in Europe, Asia and Africa. As a certified LEED professional, John heads the firm's green design initiatives.

Donald R. Bowers

AIA

Don's extensive experience in a wide variety of projects qualifies him to lead the Saunders+Crouse team from project conception to project delivery. He offers guidance through the interconnected phases of design, construction documents, and construction administration to project completion.

Though well-versed in diverse project types including office buildings,multi-family developments, and rehabilitation projects, Mr. Bowers specializes in hospitality projects. He has a strong background in a broad range of flags, from roadside to resort, new construction to renovation, medium to high-rise, and limited-service to large, full-service properties. Don's many hospitality projects have had a significant impact on transforming the Virginia Beach Oceanfront into one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast.

He has proven ability in managing the complex relationship between the owner, contractor, and multi-disciplinary design teams, consistently delivering quality projects within budget and on schedule. Don embraces the notion that good design is good business, a successful building leads to client satisfaction and repeat work.