The Mission of the Bridging Institute of America (BIA)

A non-profit educational resource for architects, consulting engineers and program managers to assist them in maximizing the benefits of the Bridging method for their clients. The site also provides information about Bridging for project owners, construction lawyers, contractors and sub-contractors.


Listed below are the founders of the Bridging Institute of America, all of whom are architects, engineers, program managers, planners, and/or development managers who are experienced in the Bridging method.

  • Robert M. Bunker, Major General (Ret), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Clarence “Chuck” Burleson AIA LEED AP
  • Bradley P. Dunbar, Colonel, U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency
  • George T. Heery FAIA RIBA FCMAA, Chairman Emeritus, Brookwood Group of Companies
  • S. Shepherd Heery Chairman/CEO, Brookwood Group of Companies
  • Alan M. Katz Development Professional, President of Brookwood Group of Companies
  • Kenneth R. Klebanoff AIA LEED AP
  • Louis N. “Vic” Maloof FAIA RIBA FCMAA
  • Joel R. Neel, Planner Dir. of Facilities Planning & Capital Projects, Cal Poly
  • W. Ennis Parker AIA RIBA, Professor of Practice, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • James W. “Bill” Ray, Major General (Ret), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Brinton E. Smith, Architect and Program Manager
  • J.J. Suarez, PhD, Civil Engineer CEO, CSA Group
  • Charles C. “Chuck” Thiel, Jr., PhD, Engineering Sciences
  • Charles B. “Chuck” Thomsen FAIA FCMAA Former CEO 3DI (now a division of Parsons)
  • Janice N. Wittschiebe, AIA LEED AP ID+C