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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Project #4

Future Space Programming for Campus growth
Major Canadian Research University

My role included half of a 15 year capital investment plan that was used to evaluate current state of all buildings on Campus. The factors accounted for in the digital model included: facility condition, suitability based on current use and space scoring, deffered maintainance costs, utilization, and future demand.

I constructed the digital model in Excel and in Tableau using the clients space databases and scoring systems that were tailor made for the University. The outputs from the model informed where and when new buildings will be constructed, what programs and space profiles will be included, and what the budget will be.

Located: Ontario, Canada 


[fall 2021] Professional_Work Master/Strategic Planning