based in new york city
photograph by Pierre-Antoine Benoit
Brook is based in New York City and has graduated with a Master of Architecture with Distinction at Pratt Institute's Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design in Brooklyn. He is a recipient of the Sidney Katz Award for Design Excellence and is a part of the Metropolis Future100 Class of 2022. He previously received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where he received the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and received an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Technology from Madison College. He has served on various advisory and student boards at several leadership levels during his academic career. He has found leadership through mentorship to be a vital part of his architectural training. He led MentArch, a mentorship group connecting students to professionals.
Brook is currently a designer with SU11 Architecture + Design.
Previously he was a designer and researcher at Terreform ONE, an architecture, urban, and material research group in the Newlab speculating on emerging technologies and their impacts on the built environment and ecosystems.
Over Summer of 2021, Brook was a designer at Collaborative Architecture Laboratory (CAL) led by Gabriel Calatrava, working on various high-profile projects at differing scales.
Brook has four years of designer experience working at Kahler Slater in Milwaukee, collaborating on competitions, masterplans, and projects. Some key projects are the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Center, Brookfield Conference Center Sculpture, University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, and various higher education and athletic masterplans and projects. During his time at Kahler Slater, Brook led numerous stewardship initiatives alongside skill workshops for the firm.
Brook believes in designing through contextual research delving into site, human, and material histories. The resultant is appropriate novel contexts that enhances the site's imbued phenomenological and sensorial qualities. In this approach, environmental concerns are always at the forefront, as is our responsibility as designers in the Post-Anthropocene Age.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Pratt Institute // School of Architecture // Department of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD)
Arch 602 Design Studio 2: Interiorities and Contexts
Arch 703 Design Studio 3: Urban Qualities & Materialities
Primer I - Introductory course for new Pratt GAUD students
Sidney Katz Award for Design Excellence
Pratt GAUD Graduation 2022 Awards
Metropolis Future100 Class of 2022
PRAX_IS Innovation Incubator Award
Pratt Shows Portfolio Prize - First Prize
Pratt School of Architecture
Venice Studio Melbourne People's Choice Award
2022 Pratt Nominee for RIBA President's Silver Medal
background photograph by me: BLOX / Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen, OMA