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. 

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Email: Bpekar@umich.edu
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Inside Looking In.
Chicago, Il
fall 2019

The project functions as a study of social housing conditions and
their pairing with a semi rigid programmatic element of a community
centric theater.

Sharing typological frameworks and influences, these elements
interact through viewports creating a courtyard condition familiar
in apartment living but shifted to share space with the theater’s fly
tower. This relationship allows residents and occupants to view the
ongoings of the theater stage, creating a new form and platform of

Treating each unit’s viewport as a proscenium frames different props
and pieces of equipment as actors playing a role. This experience
changes from floor to floor in the three story courtyard.

Site Selection & Mapping

Section Perspective

Exploded Axon & Residence Views

Model Photographs

Precedent Studies

Floor Plans