We collaborate with purpose-driven organizations, using creative facilitation, strategic planning, site interpretation, and user research to address problems that matter.


A Statement of Solidarity
Brocade strives to be anti-racist organization.

As we actively pursue a responsible way to internally measure progress on that commitment, we practice a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, hate speech, and racism in any form. This includes our team, our contractors, and our clients.

We stand with our Richmond, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia communities, and with those standing up in support of Black lives in communities around the world.

Inaction perpetuates white supremacy. To end systemic racism we must dismantle the tools of oppression, including violence against Black lives, voter suppression, and economic inequality rooted in and perpetuated through generational discrimination and racism.

Brocade radically imagines a just society.

strategic planning for the
Mississippi Museum of Art


Through a process of organizational introspection, Brocade worked with the Museum to consider how the values that guide the museum’s work to promote dialogue around race and identity might fit into, and inform, the work of the museum as a whole.

strategic planning for the
Legal Aid Justice Center

Committed to an approach that would engage and galvanize their staff, board and community partners, Brocade led LAJC though a robust and collaborative rethinking of their identity, goals, governance, community relationships.


facilitation for the
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

In a natural disaster, the Department coordinates emergency medical care, meeting its mission despite unclear and outdated processes. To identify process pain points and collaboratively consider ways to improve, Brocade facilitated a multi-day design sprint.

facilitation for
Boston Public Schools
In a natural disaster, the Department coordinates emergency medical care, meeting its mission despite unclear and outdated processes. To identify process pain points and collaboratively consider ways to improve, Brocade facilitated a multi-day design sprint.


interpretative planning for the
August Wilson House
The childhood home of Pulitzer-Prize-winning American playwright August Wilson will soon become an arts center, performance venue, and house of history. August Wilson House chose Brocade Studio to guide the interpretive planning. Inspired by Wilson’s non-traditional education in Pittsburgh's Hill District, the Brocade team is mining the goodwill and rich tradition of the arts in Pittsburgh to imagine the visitor and user experience.

site interpretation for the
American Civil War Museum
Aiming to shatter conventional views of the conflict, Brocade partner Madge Bemiss was engaged by the new Museum to lead the architectural programming and help develop the interpretive plan.


user research for
Allegheny County (PA) Economic Development
Before beginning to build a first of its kind grant application portal, the County engaged Brocade to more deeply understand, through user interviews and group workshops, the needs of economic development agencies.





"
Brocade proved instrumental at the both the strategic and tactical levels.
They organized our initiative's big ideas, and helped to bring the planning to life."

- Adam Kenney, Director of the Creative Business Accelerator at Bridgeway Capital

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