San Jose, Calif., September 1, 2020 – Anderson Brulé Architects, Inc. (ABA) is proud to be recognized as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2020 top 25 largest women-owned businesses, and as Silicon Valley’s largest women-owned architectural firm.
“I feel immensely gratified to see ABA ranked among the top female-driven organizations in this exceptional and viable community,” said ABA co-founder and president Pamela Anderson-Brulé, FAIA. “We are honored to be included among so many impressive organizations. Women have long been performing, delivering and achieving through hard work and innovative talent, and ABA hopes that this recognition will help further burnish women’s reputations for accomplishment.”
Silicon Valley remains a fiercely competitive market to this day and was developed as a place that rejected corporate stuffiness and structure and instead nurtured communities with comradery across company lines. Its atmosphere of flexibility, adaptability and risk-taking encouraged many entrepreneurs to take the plunge and establish new firms. ABA was one of the many that found the soil and atmosphere of Silicon Valley congenial to their principles. As such, with a vast and deep array of worthy companies to choose from, for ABA to be named among top talent in female-led organizations in this viable and exceptional community is an incredible honor.
While nationally recognized today as a mid-size architectural powerhouse renowned for its superior library, community, and education design work, and for its joint-use expertise, ABA was born in 1984 in a garage as a planned legacy firm. Despite the firm’s humble beginnings, Anderson-Brulé was dreaming big. She aimed to shape place and practice — and affect lives — through transformative design.
Along with senior leaders, Katherine Rivard and Krista Nelson, idealism continues to influence the firm’s work. “My entrepreneurial and leadership philosophy has always been to innovate and educate so that our firm shines as a collective entity — highlighting and crediting the team effort that has won us a national reputation for design excellence,” said Anderson-Brulé. “It is through intention and purpose that I view my current role as a catalyst, coach and mentor to the talented architects and designers of the future, particularly so that more women and minorities can find a seat at an ever-expanding table.”
Anderson Brulé Architects is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Since the data was collected for this ranking, ABA has hired two more women employees, totaling 22 of the 33 professionals ABA employs – and is proud to be 63% women-owned.
“Women have long been performing, delivering and achieving through hard work and innovative talent, and ABA hopes that this recognition will help further burnish women’s reputations for accomplishment."
- ABA co-founder and president Pamela Anderson-Brulé, FAIA
About Anderson Brulé Architects, Inc.
ABA was founded in 1984 in San Jose, bringing over three decades of experience and passion for architecture, innovation in design and a commitment to the transformation of the architectural profession. ABA provides a complete and comprehensive suite of services in strategic planning, architecture and interiors. ABA delivers client excellence on projects both in the large scale and mid-sized projects in arena and operates within its primary markets of Community, Residential, Health and Wellness, and Education to create sustainable environmental models and spaces. To learn more about ABA, visit: http://aba-arch.com.
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