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Brian C. Jenest

Image of Brian C. Jenest, Managing Partner, ColeJenest & Stone, with members of the firm's team

Brian C. Jenest, 

Image of Brian C. Jenest, Managing Partner, ColeJenest & Stone
Brian C. Jenest

Brian co-founded the firm in 1988 and provides company-wide design leadership, working closely to mentor the young designers. He has experience in all aspects of master plan development, property evaluation, public review and input processes and detailed site design. He is a graduate of the College of Design at North Carolina State University.
Brian has participated in many award-winning projects throughout the southeast and collaborated on numerous successful design competitions. He has led a variety of significant projects including Gateway Village and The Green at Wells Fargo in Uptown Charlotte; Gadsdenboro Park in Charleston; Pack Square Park and New Belgium Brewing Company in Asheville; the West Raleigh Centennial Arena Urban Master Plan and Midtown and Post Wade Apartments in Raleigh.
As former Mayor Pro Tem of the Town of Davidson, Brian has brought a career’s worth of expertise and leadership to Davidson and the surrounding communities with planning, development, transportation and related issues that have contributed significantly to the region’s outstanding quality of life. His collegial approach has been an exemplar to other community leaders and has helped foster a spirit of collaboration that has ultimately made the entire region stronger. He is an advocate for transportation solutions as a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization and has promoted the importance of public transportation especially in the North Corridor of Charlotte.
He is a long-standing member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors and active in the Urban Land Institute serving on various committees. Brian is also an avid reader and runner, participating in a number of road races throughout the Southeast.


ColeJenest & Stone is dedicated to exceptional client service and progressive design solutions. Striking a balance between art and science, ColeJenest & Stone offers a fresh, innovative approach to land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and urban design. Our creativity is rooted in collaboration. We share the vision of our clients, and together we build environments to stand the test of time—beautifully.

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