Born in Long Island, NY and raised on the Island of Puerto Rico, Brian holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. After finishing his undergraduate education, Brian spent twelve years in the performing arts while simultaneously serving as a creative director for the multimedia production firm, Ellip-c Interactive. After several years of developing a keen expertise in media production, he relocated to New York and received his Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 2008. In recent years, Brian was a designer and project manager for Cleanroom Design Lab in New York, developing an interdisciplinary focus in digital fabrication techniques and multimedia installations. His recent collaborations include media development for Versa Design in NYC, the Pixel 3 Exposition in Shanghai, China with A3 Design Lab and, structural fabrication and 3d visual consulting for Alexis Rockman for a sculpture commission in NYC.
Brian has been invited as a visiting critic at Columbia University, the New York Institute of Technology and the University of Puerto Rico. In September of 2011, Brian took a 2-year appointment to the faculty of the Raffles Design Institute at Dong Hua University in Shanghai, China. As a Lecturer in Interior Architecture, Brian taught design studios, courses in professional practice, advanced building technologies and visual studies seminars in digital visualization, animation and techniques of graphic representation. Brian’s research focuses on transportation infrastructure, the development of sustainable residential typologies and re-surfacing the contextual urban fabric in Asia.
Brian currently is an Architect/Partner at BENERO DESIGN and continues to explore contextual design and fabrication for furnishings and interior spaces.