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Brian is a founding Partner of Anderson Porter Design with over 25 years of experience in the field of architecture, and over five years of concentration in architecture for the Cannabis Industry. Combined experience working as Architects for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston during 9/11 and as Architects for MIT on 400,000sf of Neuroscience labs in Cambridge, Anderson and his firm have a deep background with integrated security, clean room and bio labs, which led them to be recommended for their first medical marijuana project in 2014. Since, APD has designed 25+ retail dispensaries and over 900,000 SF of cultivation facilities in 14+ states and the EU. In the process has developed a proprietary stage gate process for project delivery specific to the Cannabis Industry. Brian is an active member of the NCIA the national cannabis industry association where in 2019/20 he chairs the new Facility Design Committee, he has participated with the‘ Energy andEnvironment Cannabis Working Group’ which advises the State of MA CCC and DOE on energy issues. Brian is also an active member of the Lean Construction Institute which is a national AE&C industry group. Brian and his firm implement Lean methodologies in Controlled Environment Agriculture facilities and beyond. For more information visit

Brian Anderson

Anderson Porter Design

Shaping a policy roadmap for low-carbon indoor agriculture: Siting, standards, incentives, renewables & more

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