Brian Pekar
San Francisco, CA

Brian is an architectural designer, strategist, and planner with a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Michigan where he has focused his work on topics of equity, access, innovation, & affordability. He has had work exhibited at the 2020 and 2021 Taubman College Student Shows and has work published in SuckerPunch. In 2019 he earned an undergraduate degree from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and is originally from Cleveland, Oh.

He has started his professional career as a strategic planner in Higher Education and has previous experience from internships spanning the past 5 years, most recently working at a K-12 and Higher education focused architecture firm out of Cleveland. 

Thank you.

Email: Bpekar@umich.edu
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Project #8

Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Truth of the Great American Lawn

The world has changed in J.G. Ballard’s novel The Drowned World; cities and land everywhere have flooded with water due to intense solar flares. The sun beats down constantly emitting radiation, and all of the living species on earth are changing with the environment. In order to survive, humans need to find new ways of living in which they are no longer the dominant species, and instead turn to the renewed idea of living with their surroundings, as opposed to their traditional attempts of dominance and opposition. Reclaiming their spot within the order of natural things, humans are opened up to opportunities to coexist with other species. Possibilities of synthesis and symbiosis with alternative forms of living are explored, seeking positive benefits for all entities involved.

Post-Human Transitional Symbiogenesis Outfit (P-HTSO) is a body architecture designed to assist humans and help them adapt to these new ways of living by offering new potentials for humans to survive and interact in this novel and ever-changing environment.

Located: Plymouth, Michigan



[winter 2020] Propositions Studio_ Prof. Anca Trandafirescu