Brandon Pietras

Brandon Pietras

New York, NY, US

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Graduated with honors from Parsons The New School for Design with M.Arch and MFA Lighting Design. 

Seeking employment in architecture in order to pursue licensure. Particularly well-suited to institutional, arts, and cultural projects but displays a wide range of interests and talents in writing, representation, and conceptual design. I have developed a keen understanding of the social and environmental contexts impacting architecture and urban development through my deeply researched thesis exploring Manhattan's contentious urban development.

I hope to use my intimate knowledge of daylight and its phenomenological impact  upon individual experience within architecture to integrate light as both material and tool into my professional practice. 


Aurelie Paradiso Design, New York, NY, US, Designer

Spearheaded the student team responsible for designing and constructing a scale model of the Jewish Museum, the culmination of their exhibit Other Primary Structures in March, 2014.

Jan 2017 - current

Flux Studio, Baltimore, MD, US, Designer

Operated multiple projects specializing in conceptual design and strategic planning. Utilized daylighting and modeling specialties to tackle difficult spatial problems. Provided specifications and layouts.

May 2016 - Aug 2017

Tillotson Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Designer

Valued team member contributing expertise in rendering/visualization, thought leadership and design. Expected to demonstrate initiative and to take leadership positions within several projects simultaneously.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

Led advanced research efforts in tensegrity construction and hydroponic farming. Designed and performed manufacturing processes for proprietary hydroponic systems.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Young Projects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

Produce construction documents and assist in the design of the Match Maker sculpture at Times Square Alliance’s Valentines Day in Times Square 2014 event.

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2017

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Masters, Lighting Design

Aug 2013 - May 2017


Alpha Rho Phi Medal, Award

Awarded to the student who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for the School of Constructed Environments, and gives promise of real professional merit through his attitude and personality.


School of Constructed Environments Honors, 1st Place

Awarded annually to a.student for outstanding contributions to the School of Constructed Environments and tot he multidisciplinary degree programs.


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