Brian Pickard

Brian Pickard

New York, NY, US



I am a designer, artist, educator, critic, and consultant spanning the fields of architecture, interior design, product and graphic design, and the visual arts. My independent work explores the relationships between scale, medium, and technology and between pedagogy, theory, and practice.

I completed my Masters in Architecture at Parsons The New School for Design, a Certificate in Project Management from Temple University, and my 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.

I have worked as a Designer and Project Architect for several firms over the last nine years, contributing to numerous academic, institutional, commercial, and mixed-use projects. I grew up on construction sites and worked for several commercial contractors prior to pursuing architecture and design and bring real world construction experience to every project.

I believe sustainable design should be a given. I am a LEED Accredited Professional and I am currently pursuing Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certification.

In 2005 I founded pickard-design, ltd. as an outlet for creative exploration and design research - working in collaboration with various artists, architects, designers, engineers, and planners to complete a diverse range of projects for a wide variety of clients. In 2012 we launched Apollo & Co. bringing my custom doghouses to a broader market.

I am the founder and current Editor-in-Chief of Critical Architecture, an independent online journal dedicated to providing resources, commentary, and inspiration for current and prospective architecture and design students.

I have held multiple teaching and research assistant positions at Parsons The New School for Design, acted as a guest architecture studio critic at Parsons, The Ohio State University, Temple University, and Drexel University and lectured on portfolio design at the KSA.

My work has been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show, in The New York Times, HGTV Gardens, ReadyMade Magazine, Design Milk, and in numerous other national and international publications as well as in several exhibitions.

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