Brian Pickard is a designer, artist, educator, critic, and consultant based in New York City. His work spans the fields of architecture, interior design, product and graphic design, and the visual arts – exploring the relationships between scale, medium, and technology and between pedagogy, theory, and practice.
Brian completed his Masters in Architecture at Parsons The New School for Design. He also holds a Certificate in Project Management from Temple University and received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communications Design from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.
He founded pickard-design, ltd., a concept and process driven multidisciplinary studio, in 2005. Working independently and in collaboration with various artists, architects, designers, engineers, and planners he has completed a diverse range of projects including Madhouse HQ, technical and graphic development for public art installations with Todd Slaughter, interiors and promotional graphics for the Universal Design Living Laboratory, and in 2012 he launched Apollo & Co., a line of custom built designer doghouses.
Brian is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Critical Architecture, an independent online academic journal dedicated to providing resources, commentary, and inspiration for current and prospective architecture and design students, recent graduates, and young professionals.
Concurrent with his independent projects, he has worked as a Designer and Project Architect for several firms, including Blostein/Overly Architects, James Bradberry Architects, and Varenhorst, contributing to numerous academic, institutional, commercial, and mixed-use projects over the last nine years. Prior to his work in architecture and design, Brian worked for several commercial contractors and brings real world construction experience to every project.
Brian is a LEED Accredited Professional with experience in sustainable design and building performance analysis. He is also currently pursuing Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certification.
He has lectured at the KSA, acted as a guest studio critic at The Ohio State University, Temple University, and Drexel University and held multiple teaching and research assistant positions at Parsons The New School for Design.
Brian’s work has received critical recognition, including several academic and industry awards, and has been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show, in The New York Times, HGTV Gardens, ReadyMade Magazine, Design Milk, and numerous other national and international publications as well as several exhibitions.
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