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Pierre Buhannic

Project Manager

Pierre joined The Brooklyn Studio in the fall of 2021. Previously, he worked for Shalat Architects and Becker & Becker Associates in New York, and Shigeru Ban Architects in Paris. He brings with him a wide range of professional experience including commercial, single and multi-family residential, high-rise residential, museum, office, and television and movie studio projects.

In 2015, Pierre earned his DPEA in Post-Carbon architecture from the École des Ponts ParisTech. He earned a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from the École d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires (EAVT). His culminating Master’s project, based on the refurbishment of a 1960s residential complex in Clichy-Montfermeil, was exhibited as part of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Pierre was born in Switzerland and raised in Paris. He also lived in the United States for several years as a child, and he moved to Brooklyn permanently in 2015. In his free time, he enjoys origami and teaching his son how to play soccer.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Going on a road trip somewhere I’ve never been before with my family.

What is your greatest fear?

The end of civilization, whatever the reason may be.

What is your greatest extravagance?


What talent would you most like to have?

Being a gifted musician.

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite virtue?

Being open-minded.

Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

Jean-Philippe Vassal.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Frank Lloyd Wright.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?


What is your favorite type of project to work on?

The ones where synergy exists within the project team.

Who is your favorite author?

Alessandro Baricco.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Marty McFly.

Who is your favorite artist?

JR, the French photographer.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Franz Kafka.

What is your most treasured possession?

The shoes I wore at my wedding: bespoke Nike Air Max 1.

Where would you like to live?

I lived in a few different places and moved halfway across the globe to get here; I think Brooklyn is pretty great.

What quality do you most admire in others?

Being optimistic under stressful conditions.

Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere and How to Eat in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Foraging, Trapping, Fishing, and Finding Sustenance in the Wild.