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Benjamin Brennan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor in Architectural Studies and the Built Environment from Bowdoin College, where he was recognized as a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar and elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After college, Ben worked for Fifield Piaker Elman Architects for two years before commencing his graduate studies at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. While at Columbia, Ben engaged in multiple research trips with GSAPP students and faculty, and interned at Conant Architects in New York City. During this time, Ben also began working as a freelance architect and designer, which he has continued since completing his Master in Architecture in May 2013. In addition to over two years of experience in high-end residential, office interiors, renovations and new construction, Ben has worked on a number of projects as a freelance designer, including a Madison Avenue apartment renovation, a Connecticut Pool House, a Kennebunkport Cottage renovation and a Park Avenue Penthouse renovation.
Freelance Architecture and Design, New York, NY, US, Designer
Architectural design, drafting and project management for private clients. Projects include a Madison Avenue apartment renovation, a Kennebunkport Cottage renovation and a Connecticut Poolhouse.
Conant Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect
Primary responsibilities included the survey, drafting and construction documentation — implementing a schematic design across a range of built conditions — for the renovation of the pantries and elevator lobbies in the CitiGroup Building.
Fifield Piaker Elman Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Coordinator
Involved in all phases of projects both in NYC and CT as designer, draftsman, and site representative. Professional responsibilities also include serving as project coordinator for a facility and site analysis, report, and the development of a master plan for a mid-sized non-profit institution.
Fifield Piaker Elman Architects, Westport, CT, US, Architectural Intern
Responsible for model building, site measurements and site visits
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies and the Built Environment