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Brian Purdy, RLA, LEED AP

Director, Planning + Entitlements / Raleigh Office Lead
Director, Planning + Entitlements / Raleigh Office Lead

Brian leads the Land Planning and Entitlement group for McAdams in the Raleigh-Durham market. In practice since 1999, he has an extensive track record in serving various client types in all aspects of the land development industry. Brian’s project experience covers a wide range of the profession including land planning, entitlement and permitting, as well as landscape and hardscape design. He focuses on delivering a client’s vision with the end user in mind through a practical, yet innovative approach to design. Brian works to build consensus on each project and excels at being able to communicate complex information for all to understand.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Favorite Childhood Memory:

“Growing up along the coast in northwest Florida, I have fond memories of spending time at my family’s lakeside cabin about an hour north of home. We would waste away the weekend and summer days swimming, fishing, boating and to make some cash, picking up pinecones. My grandfather incentivized my sister, cousins and me by paying each of us a penny for each pinecone we collected from the acre of land. Pinecones were abundant and the job kept us busy. We would go 100 miles an hour at it thinking ‘We’re going to be rich.’ I guess you could say that was my first job.”