Barry Brown

Barry Brown

New York, NY, US



My passion is to work within the realms of design and construction, meshing theory with practice, form with function.  My experience as a construction superintendent and fabricator of custom furniture and large scale sculptures has given me the practical knowledge of construction techniques that are heavily influenced by design theory.  

Currently, I am working in the field of construction management and learning the fundamentals behind the business of constructing large-scale, high-end residential and commercial properties in New York City.


TG Nickel & Associates, New York, NY, US, Construction Project Manager & Superintendent

As Project Manager responsible for overseeing all aspects of a project including cost reporting, schedule management, quality control, subcontractor coordination and project closeout. Accountable for all facets of project administration including leading team meetings, developing monthly progress reports and overseeing the document control procedures completed by the Project Engineer.

As Superintendent responsible for overseeing all fieldwork including daily reporting, material deliveries, adherence to contract drawings and quality control.

Jun 2014 - current

Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, New York, NY, US, Fabricator

As a fabricator at the architecture firm of Santiago Calatrava in New York City I had the privilege to work under the direct guidance of Principal, Santiago Calatrava. Our team of three fabricators produced large-scale architectural and sculptural models using 3D computer modeling, CNC routing, laser cutting and fine woodworking. Our work has been exhibited at The Vatican in "Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space" and at The Marlborough Gallery in New York City.

May 2013 - Jun 2014

Hellman-Chang Furniture Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Apprentice Builder

Hellman-Chang is a contemporary design and build studio with an appreciation for classic furniture building techniques fused with contemporary flare. Beginning as an apprentice I learned the woodworking techniques necessary to build custom furniture for high-end clients throughout the world. A

After just three months I was building pieces for clients and the showrooms of A. Rudin and David Sutherland. Through this experience I was able to learn the fundamentals of traditional furniture construction and hand tool techniques necessary for creating the curvatures found throughout the Hellman-Chang brand.

Nov 2012 - May 2013


Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, BArch, Environmental Design

The Bachelor of Environmental Design program at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada is one of the top design-oriented programs in the country with a focus on craft and hand drawing/drafting skills. The year-round, accelerated program includes courses in Design, Building Technology, History, Representation, and Professional Practice, including a semester of practical work experience at an accredited architecture firm.

Sep 2008 - May 2010

Colby College, Waterville, ME, US, Bachelors, Liberal Arts

I studied a wide variety of subjects towards a liberal arts degree at Colby, while majoring in English Literature. I was also a four year member of the Men's Varsity Ice Hockey Team which was a full, year-round commitment. However, the highlight of my four years at Colby was a semester at sea with Boston University's Sea Education Association. The S.E.A. Program consisted of five weeks of on-shore curriculum at the campus in Cape Cod, MA studying Nautical Science, Oceanography and Maritime Literature. The off-shore component consisted of a five week voyage from Hawaii to Seattle with stops along the British Columbia coastline. While at sea we had daily classes with practical Nautical Science teaching and performed oceanographic research leading to a final research paper and presentation.

Sep 2001 - May 2005


Senior English Award, Northwood School, Scholarship

Four year Financial Aid/Scholarship Grant for being a student/athlete at Colby College.


Cum Laude, Award

Cum Laude Society achievement at Northwood School.


Areas of Specialization