Brandon received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington University in St Louis and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, where he also served as a Teaching Fellow.
Among many academic achievements, he was honored with the Stanley Tigerman Scholarship for outstanding academic performance, and the James Gable Rodgers Memorial Fellowship for demonstrated skill as a designer and critical thought.
Between educational endeavors, Brandon had the opportunity to live and work abroad, which has provided him with a unique worldwide view and continues to enrich his approach to design and density issues here in Chicago. With Henning Larrsen Architect’s in Denmark, Brandon was an integral member of numerous design competition teams, most notably as one of a four-member winning team for the Nordea Bank Central Office in Copenhagen. With OMA in Hong Kong, he was responsible for the design of all theatre components, as well as the coordination and production of competition materials for the Southwest International Ethnic Cultural Art Communication Centre in Kunming, China.
Prior to joining Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA) Brandon worked in Studio Gang’s Chicago office, engaged in large-scale residential projects including Solstice on the Park, a 27-story residential tower which explores the idea of solar carving for social and environmental advantages, and the Vista Tower, a 1,800,000-square-foot mixed-use development in the Lakeshore East neighborhood of downtown Chicago.
He is currently on the project team for Crystal Bridges’ New Space for Contemporary Art, “the Momentary”, in Bentonville, Arkansas. The project entails the adaptive reuse of a decommissioned Kraft Foods plant into a vibrant facility for exhibition and performance.
When not in the office Brandon can be found on his bike in one of the following places: the Sonoran Desert, the Manistee National Forest, the Rocky Mountains, the Des Plaines River Trail, or Northerly Island. Brandon and his wife reside in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.