Brandon Hall

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.

2014                     . Master of Architecture, Yale University School of Architecture
2010 B.S. Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2010 Minor in Business, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2009 Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Professional Experience
2017-present Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago, Project Architect
2014-2017 Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, Project Architect
2013 OMA, Hong Kong, Intern Architect
2011-2012 Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark, Intern Architect
2010 Hart|Howerton, New York, New York, Michael Cunningham Fellow
Academic Experience
2014 Teaching Fellow, Yale University School of Architecture, Junior Architecture Studio
2013 Teaching Fellow, Yale University School of Architecture, Globalization Space Studio
2013 Teaching Assistant, Yale University School of Architecture, Theory II
2011–2012 Guest Juror, DIS Final Reviews
Professional Affiliations
2017-present American Institute of Architects (AIA)
2009-2010 Undergraduate Advisory Council, Member
2009-2010 Architecture Student Council, President
2008-2009 Architecture Student Council, Vice President
2008-2009 Architecture Curriculum Committee, Student Representative
2008-2009 AIAS Washington University Chapter President
2007-2008 Architecture Student Council, Treasurer
2007-2008 AIAS Washington University Chapter Co-President
Individual Honors
2014 Stanley Tigerman Scholarship, Yale University
2013 H.I. Feldman Award Nominee, Yale University
2013 James Gamble Rodgers Memorial Fellowship, Yale University
2010 Betty Lou Custer Award for Leadership and Community Service, Washington University
2009 DIS Architecture and Design Award for Academic Excellence