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Brandon Gibbs

Brandon Gibbs

Mobile, AL, US

 
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About 

Modern Designer, innovator and entrepreneur both awarded and recognized for Architectural and theoretical work. Known for the experiments with Architecture and stories about Architecture and the beautiful world we live in. 

Employment 

McCown Design, Mobile, AL, US, Designer

· Responsible for design, project management and construction documents on 50+ high end residential and commercial projects.
· Helped in winning, designing and coordinating several built projects in the Gulf and southern US regions, collaborating with a diverse design team of Architects, Engineers and Contractors to make quality projects for clients and their families.

Sep 2016 - current
 

412 Live LLC, Nashville, TN, US, Junior Architect

· Responsible for design, renderings and construction documents for residential and commercial projects in the Chicago urban area.

Nov 2015 - Jul 2016
 

StudioBassD, nas, Designer, Brand Strategist

· Founded StudioBassD in 2007, serving as designer, filmmaker and brand strategist for media projects with leading startups, non-profits and local businesses.
· Designed and visualized commercial building projects with client teams for projects in the US, Asia and the UK

Feb 2014 - Nov 2015
 

Lokion, Memphis, TN, US, Designer

· Design team member for 650,000 hotel room digital mapping project for Hilton Hotels across more than 4,000 locations, in 11 brand in 80 countries. Contributed to drafting, and editing building plans for submission to the digital mapping team.

Nov 2013 - Feb 2014
 

Miller Motte Technical College, Nashville, TN, US, Green Design Adjunct Instructor

· Instructed and led students in understanding and evaluating Green Design, LEED specifications, project estimation and construction management

Nov 2013 - Feb 2014
 

minimaforms, London, GB, Design Researcher

· Collaborated with the Minimaforms team in interactive design, rendering, parametric modeling and documenting multidisciplinary projects.
· Led animation and video teams for several Minimaforms installations in the US and the UK

Feb 2008 - Sep 2011
 

Education 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Design Research Lab

In depth study of Architecture and Urbanism through researching theories, projects and cities. This program culminated in my distinguished thesis project and design titled "Vectrix" which looked at Parametric methods of urbanism and develop Architectural components and environments with fluid dynamics and swarm intelligence.

Oct 2007 - Mar 2009
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Diverse Curriculum of Architecture, focusing on training in the built world, classical techniques and theory, innovative methods and technologies with addition of fine arts and cultural courses from the top instructors and practicioners in the world.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2007
 

Awards 

AIGA Featured Project - Serpentine Pavilion, Honorable Mention

Recognition of the "Serpentine Wall" project, a parametric commission with firm McCown Design, featured by the Mobile chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.
"The Serpentine Wall one of my recent spatial designs with McCown Design for an office using curvature to create walls, openings and furniture. It was generated parametrically using a system responding to points of comfort and detail with cladding elements to suit different size and configuration desires. It is part of my larger work with modernism, design research and fabrication methods since my research work at the Architectural Association Design Research Lab and with partners at Zaha Hadid Architects."

2017
 

Feature on Pratt Portfolios - Reflections Strip Mall Redesign Competition Entry, Honorable Mention

"Reflections" Competition Entry for a redesigned strip mall featured on Pratt Portfolios. The design features an intelligently fit urban design that connects with a Memphis neighborhood. The building renewal of the basic strip mall turns the building into a neighborhood and commercial complex that opens to life and culture for the neighborhood.

2013
 

Best in Process - Royal College of Art Esemplastic Morphologies Studio, Award

Creator of a key parametric building block in the winning "Cones" Esemplastic Morphologies Studio installation. Created design solutions with the best talent from the Royal College of Art, Imperial College and Architectural Association

2007
 

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