Brian Havener

Brian Havener is an architectural designer whose work and research approaches material through its capacity to both construct and manipulate spatial perception. He is a teaching associate for the first-year design studio sequence at Cornell University, as well as a research associate for the Robotic Construction Lab, where he is developing novel methods of timber construction through the aid of digital fabrication and robotics. Havener is also a recipient of the inaugural Casapoli Research Residency, located at the award-winning Casa Poli, designed by Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

Havener has practiced most recently at OMA New York and the offices of Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill in Chicago. He holds a master of architecture from Cornell University and a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Cincinnati.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 1101: Design IIntroduction to design as a conceptual discipline directed at the analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and transformation of the physical environment. Exercises are aimed at developing an understanding of the issues, elements, and processes of environmental design.
  • ARCH 1102: Design IIContinuation of . Covers human, social, technical, and aesthetic factors related to space and form. Design problems range from those of the immediate environment of the individual to that of small social groups.
  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7912 Option Studio: Robotic Wood ArchitecturesAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Casapoli Research Residency (2018)
  • Richmond Harold Shreve Award (fall 2017)
  • Abadan Graduate Award (fall 2015)