Brian Phelan

Brian Phelan

San Francisco, CA, US

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Architectural designer and photographer focused on human-scale experiences and its role in larger-scale design. My work highlights the influence of space, light, and material on human behavior and the psyche. I was trained in architecture and have a background in commercial & modular design.



Method Design Architecture + Urbanism PLLC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Lead role in all phases of design & construction
Developed & executed client presentations
Coordinated MEP systems with engineers
Analyzed client size, structure, needs, & potential real estate
Designed schematics in both 2D & 3D
Developed sun studies & building heat gain models
Produced permit sets & construction documents
Worked extensively within New York building code
Discussed & resolved on-site construction issues
Created graphics & wayfinding packages

Mar 2019 - Jun 2020

BLOXbuilt, Birmingham, AL, US, Architectural Designer

Conceptualized & designed modular buildings
Lead 3D modeler for all large-scale modules
Collaborated closely with MEP engineers
Supervised component installation
Worked with manufacturing hands to streamline designs
Created conceptual & final visuals for clients
Office photographer

Mar 2018 - Jan 2019

The Verbeke Foundation, Sint Niklaas, Belgium, Fellow

Docent of architectural pavilions & installations
Maintained architecture pavilions

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017

Columbus Neighborhood Design Center, Columbus, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Coordinated Mount Vernon city renovation program
Developed preliminary concepts for multiple projects
Produced pro-quality architectural photography
Designed client-facing advertisements & pamphlets
Developed facade renovations

Apr 2017 - Jul 2017

3D Group, Inc., Columbus, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Collaborated with contractors on client projects
Developed & completed final plans & sections
Measured & recreated spaces digitally
Worked with Ohio Building Code

May 2016 - Aug 2016


NCARB AXP, AXP Hours Complete

Currently studying for the ARE

Jan 2016 - Mar 2020

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, The Knowlton School of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2017


Dean's List, Award

Dean's List All Four Years of Undergraduate


Magna Cum Laude, Award

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, High Honors


International Masonry Institute Competition, 1st Place


Faculty Prize, 1st Place

Outstanding Freshman


Saint Louis Artist's Guild, Honorable Mention

Membership to the Saint Louis Artist's Guild


Areas of Specialization