A native Iowan, Branden Pentico joined Studio Outside in 2015 after graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. Branden is passionate about a collaborative and multi-disciplinary design process that yields innovative and lasting design solutions that build communities and connect people to their environments. In particular, he enjoys exploring the urban landscape within an ever-changing urban fabric. His interest in urban spaces grew from his studies in Rome, Italy; and his travels in Europe.

In the past, Branden has collaborated on the design and construction of the first-of-its-kind outdoor, prison environment, designed for the rehabilitation of offenders at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa.

Outside of the office, Branden enjoys traveling, art, architecture, sports, and outdoor activities.