In 1964, at the height of the Space Race, three engineers working Cape Canaveral, Florida, decided to make a bold move.

They took a chance, added an architect to the team, and embarked on a new journey to form BRPH. The founders of BRPH started our company just five years prior to the first moonwalk and had a front-row seat in the excitement of NASA and space exploration. That excitement and the burning desire to support innovators in achieving their dreams and big ideas have driven our growth and still resonates today. Now, we’re working with clients to return to the moon and beyond!

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Astronaut on the moon

BRPH’s company evolution has paralleled the advancement of our clients, their innovations, and our communities.

First came the rocket scientists and engineers needing launch pads (whom we still serve today), then the manufacturers of spacecraft components, communications systems, and eventually a host of new aviation products, defense systems, electronics, and more. Along the way, BRPH leaders recognized that our clients and communities needed educational facilities to raise the next generation of innovators and a talented workforce, leading to our many education and training projects. Support for federal agencies and mission-critical national government facilities came next, then the capability to help a variety of major businesses create productive work

environments and interesting places to engage customers and clients. And since people can’t be all work and no play, our entertainment and hospitality markets were established and today are helping clients deliver award-winning attractions and places for people to relax and play. Where we have offices, our clients have taken us there, and to nearly every state in the U.S. and more than 20 countries.

What comes next in the history of BRPH? Talk to us about your next project or career opportunity, and let’s make history together.

Astronaut on the moon
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  • 1964

    BRPH is founded in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to support NASA’s Apollo program.
  • 1968

    BRPH completes its first school design.
  • 1969

    BRPH goes global, beginning our first international project in Panama.
  • 1970

    We continue to support NASA through our work on the Space Shuttle program, including the adaptation of launch pads 39A and B and the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), one of the largest buildings by volume in the world.
  • 1980

    BRPH expands with a new location in Melbourne. The firm begins to focus more on architecture, branching out from its engineering roots.
  • 1985

    The BRPH education team expands its offerings, incorporating campus planning and workforce development into school design. The firm opens a West Palm Beach office and completes work on space shuttle launch complexes 39A and B at Kennedy Space Center.
  • 1986

    BRPH completes its first project at Vandenburg Air Force Base Launch Complex in California.
  • 1988

    The firm begins a long-standing relationship with Harris Corporation (now L3 Harris Technologies). Launch Pad 17A and B extensions open at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • 1990

    BRPH becomes an employee-owned firm through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The firm completes work on the Martin Marietta Payload Fairing Cleaning Facility (Titan IV) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • 1991

    Aerospace work continues with Wallops Island Pad 0A in Virginia.
  • 1996

    The firm expands to offer more services: the Construction Services unit is formed.
  • 1998

    Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s Kodiak Launch Complex Payload Processing Facility opens.
  • 1999

    BRPH expands again! The Orlando office opens and grows over the next 20 years to serve our growing education, entertainment and corporate markets. BRPH begins its first projects for Universal Studios Florida’s: Dueling Dragons and Poseidon’s Fury.
  • 2000

    The firm opens its Atlanta office.
  • 2001

    BRPH completes its first commercial design, reinforcing its reputation as a go-to firm for providing innovative solutions for highly specialized, one-of-a-kind facilities.
  • 2002

    Health First Corporate Headquarters, designed by BRPH, opens in Melbourne.
  • 2004

    BRPH expands its Manufacturing sector to provide AEC solutions for complex production, assembly and testing centers and large-scale manufacturing facilities, including new factory design and modernization. We begin a long-standing partnership with JetBlue, master planning their Orlando Support Campus, university and subsequent expansions.
  • 2005

    BRPH designs the largest cleanroom in the world by volume and is awarded design of Boeing’s new Charleston manufacturing facility.
  • 2006

    BRPH completes the Boeing Fuselage Integration Facility (Global Aeronautical).
  • 2007

    More BRPH projects launch: Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering & Design Services and Universal Studios Florida’s Rip Ride Rockit.
  • 2008

    The firm completes the NASA Operations 7 Checkout Assembly and Payload Processing Services for the Orion space program, as well as the Gulfstream G650 Manufacturing Facility Building X. BRPH begins work on the Embraer masterplan, Phenom 100 and 300 final assembly building, paint hangar and customer service center.
  • 2009

    BRPH’s Charleston office opens, as does the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Final Assembly Building.
  • 2011

    Lake Nona Middle School opens in Orlando, as does the Embraer Manufacturing Facility & Sales Center.
  • 2012

    More BPRH projects are launched, including modifications to Orbiter Processing Facilities 1 and 3 at Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the commercial space program, as well Gulfstream Facility Building Y.
  • 2013

    We’re still growing to serve our clients! Our Seattle office opens in support of our long-standing relationship with Boeing, which opens its expanded factory this year. We complete a host of projects including Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
  • 2014

    Sustained success! BRPH exceeds 200 employees nationwide and celebrates its 50-year anniversary with staff at Universal Orlando’s Transformers: The Ride 3D. Boeing opens its 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett, Wash., home to the world’s largest autoclave.
  • 2015

    We celebrate more grand openings with our clients, including JetBlue Lodge Training Support Facility, Harris Technology Center (now L3 Harris) and Eastern Florida State College Public Safety Institute.
  • 2016

    Our Huntsville office opens, along with many successful new projects including Dynetics Test Stand project, the Beretta U.S. Manufacturing Headquarters, Boeing Factory Modernization in Everett, EFSC Health Sciences Facility, Universal Studios Florida Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Heroes & Legends at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
  • 2018

    We officially introduce a hospitality team and celebrate alongside clients with the completion of projects including the HAECO Americas MRO Facility, Mars Wallops Flight Facility Payload Processing Facility, Denmark High School - Forsyth County Schools Georgia, and the Georgia Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.
  • 2019

    BRPH celebrates a 10-year milestone with the master planning and design of more than $2 billion in aerospace facilities and celebrates 20 years of work for Universal Orlando. Numerous projects launch including the Marshall Space Flight Center Test Stand, Eastern Florida State College Student Union, Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Orlando.
  • 2020

    The company continues to thrive despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, experiencing a record year in sales. The Mission Solutions sector is formed to provide high-level strategic solutions to our clients.
  • 2021

    In 2021, FOX Shocks fabrication and assembly factory in Gainesville, Ga. – designed by BRPH – wins the DBIA National Award of Merit.

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