Brendan Coburn, FAIA
Brendan Coburn founded the Brooklyn Studio in 1997. Over the last twenty-five years, he has grown the firm from a one-person shop to an award-winning studio of more than thirty architects, interior designers, and creatives who work across a variety of building types throughout the Northeast. Before founding The Brooklyn Studio, Brendan worked for Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Kallmann McKinnell & Wood.
Brendan’s diverse body of work includes historic preservation and rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, new construction, single and multifamily developments, and cultural institutions. He has extensive experience working in New York City’s historic districts, and his approach to architecture is characterized by a deep reverence for the historic fabric of the city.
In 2020, Brendan was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, the AIA’s highest membership honor. He serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy; the Historic Districts Council; and the Brooklyn Central YMCA, where he is the chair of the buildings committee. Brendan holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.