Biography

Teaching and practicing concurrently since 2001, Gregory Brooks is a Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin as well as a design partner at BMH Design Studio.

AT U.T., he is responsible for a 2-semester required design-studio sequence in the Architectural Engineering program, which focuses on preliminary-design concepts for multi-disciplinary design of buildings.  This includes architectural, structural, mechanical, sustainability, construction systems and the integration of these concepts during the design process. He also is a liason between the UT-CAEE department and professional firms and directs the UT Study Abroad summer-program in London, England, titled: ‘Emerging Technologies’. He is also founder of the website AEWorldMap.com, which tracks ambitious international architectural buildings and the teams that produce those builidngs.

Previous to working at UT, Gregory Brooks worked in nationally-acclaimed architecture firms for 15 years, including 6 years in the offices of Charles Moore, FAIA. Durng this phase of his career he helped to design and build over 120 buildings, including museums, churches, university facilities, office buildings, retail spaces and private residences.  In 2001 he opened his own design firm, specializing in modern homes and small-commercial projects. In 2011 he joined forces with Patrice Mailloux-Huberdeau to form BMH Design Studio in Austin, Texas.

Gregory Brooks earned his Master of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995, including having received first prize in a United Nations international design competition that same year. He also studied at Lawrence Technical University in Detroit and at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Technical Interests:
• Design integration of architecture / engineering / sustainablity / construction.
• Tracking of international architectural engineering projects and teams.
• Advanced concepts in architectural engineering methods and construction.
• 3-D computer design and analysis tools.
• Sketching as a communication language for design-engineers.

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