Brian Havener is an architectural designer whose work and research are constantly reinterpreting material through a contemporary understanding and misreading of history and technology. He is currently practicing at Olson Kundig in Seattle, focused on cultural projects as well as digital fabrication.
Previously, Brian taught the first-year design studio sequence at Cornell University while conducting research in the Robotic Construction Lab, where he developed novel methods of timber construction through the aid of digital fabrication and robotics. Brian is also a recipient of the CASAPOLI Research Residency, located at the award-winning Casa Poli, designed by Pezo von Ellrichshausen.
Brian holds a master of architecture from Cornell University, where he received the Richmond Harold Shreve Thesis Award, and a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Cincinnati.