EDUCATION
Master of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2010, Concentration in sustainable design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1998, Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in the Arts

EXPERIENCE
2011-present, Intern Architect, Stanley Beaman & Sears Architecture, Atlanta, GA
A strong ideas and design firm in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Stanley Beaman & Sears specializes in architecture for healthcare, higher education and research, and facilities for the arts. Beyond the typical workload associated with working to provide creative, beautiful, and effective solutions to difficult design problems, my particular background in the arts allows me to wear a variety of hats within the firm: gallery committee chair, writer, digital visualizations, design competition team member, model maker. There is always more to learn and I’m trying to soak it all in.
Recent projects: West Virginia University Art Museum, Kennesaw State University Art Museum, Atlanta History Center Re-design Competition, 72 Marietta Design Competition, West Virginia University AFA Laboratory

2010, Designer, ESD (Eco Systems Design), Shanghai, China
Operating in Atlanta, Georgia and Shanghai, China, ESD is committed to developing cutting-edge solutions for sustainable place making. ESD is sharply focused on creating buildable realities out of imaginative possibilities.
Create masterplan designs, conceptual and structural diagrams, physical models and digital renderings.
Partner with Chinese Urban Design Institutes to create successful competition proposals.

2009-2010, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Course: Architecture 1060, Common First Year
Lead a weekly class of 50 first year students in an active discussion on the designed, built and lived environment. Develop course lectures, powerpoint presentations, and assignments to activate careful looking, close reading and discussion among students. Meet with students, faculty, and other teaching assistants to promote cross-disciplinary educational experiences.

2008-2009, Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
Design of print and digital marketing materials for the College of Architecture. Work closely with the Assistant Director of the College of Architecture on course development, jury selections, and project research focused on sustainable design concepts. Create and facilitate printing of advertisements promoting upcoming lectures and events.

2007, Summer Study Abroad, Georgia Institute of Technology, Greece and Italy
“Classical Design, Classical Architecture” tour and related coursework
Establish the foundations of an architectural education by participating in coursework designed to create a physical connection between classical and contemporary discourses of architecture and modes of practice.

2004-2007, Graphic Designer, Signs By Tomorrow, Atlanta, GA
Design of custom signs and displays including environmental graphics, wayfinding, monument signs, light boxes, window graphics, etc. Manage and facilitate all custom print jobs. Logo creation and reconstruction. Respond quickly and accurately to client design changes.

2000-2004, Design and Marketing Associate, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, Milwaukee, WI
Participate in a creative team environment to generate new marketing and design ideas and directions. Design, layout, and edit monthly newsletter, providing copywriting and spot illustrations. Create and maintain company website. Work closely with printers and publishers to ensure quality. Design all print advertising, logos, in-store signage, and promotional materials.

HONORS + AWARDS
2011, 2nd place, Stanley Beaman & Sears design team, Atlanta History Center Design Competition
2010, 1st place, Master’s Project Prize, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
2010, 1st place, ESD, Shunde, Guangdong, China
2010, 2nd place, ESD, Hangzhou Bay New Town Urban Design Competition, Hangzhou Bay, China
2010, 3rd place, ESD, Yichang Waterfront Competition, Sanxia, China
2010, AF Beckum Memorial Architecture Scholarship
2010, Lecture, Kirkwood Community College, “Architecture: Culture + Technology”
2008, 2nd place, City of the Future competition, member of the Georgia Tech Architecture team
2007, Solar Decathlon, Georgia Tech competition and construction team
2005, Cover and interior illustrations, Keeping House by Clara Sereni, SUNY Press
2002-2004, Exhibiting Artist, Luckystar Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2001, Visiting Artist Lecture, Maine College of Art “Narrative Structures in Contemporary Art”
1999, Visiting Artist Lecture, Maine College of Art “Art After Art School”

KNOWLEDGE BASE
Microstation, Bentley Architecture, Autocad, Sketchup, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Powerpoint, Word, Excel

email: brian@briantown.com
phone: 404.797.3310

References available upon request.