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  • Brenda Galvez-Moretti

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Profile:

    Bren Gálvez-Moretti (b. Lima, Peru) is an architect, educator, and researcher. Bren is the founder partner of Kinship Architecture, a small practice dedicated to fostering positive interactions through the design of meaningful spaces. Bren has over 10 years of experience working on high-end residential architecture and interiors, large-scale mixed-use developments, and boutique hospitality design. 

    Previously, Bren was a lead designer at Architecture + Information, where she worked on innovative workplace environments. At RAAD Studio, she worked as Project Architect, bringing multiple residential and commercial projects to completion, and managing large scale hospitality projects. At Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, she focused on sustainable systems research for large scale buildings, as well as architectural design competition work. Other work includes design research with a focus on interactive technologies with The Meme in Boston and Smart Design in New York. Throughout her work, her attention has been focused on public space and other spaces for cultural exchange. 

    She is currently a design critic at Parsons the New School for Design, and has taught design, drawing, and theory classes at Catholic University of America and The New York Institute of Technology. 

     

    Degrees Held:

    B.A. with a Major in Architecture. University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, summa cum laude.

    Master of Architecture. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning. 

    Professional Affiliations:

    National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

    U.S. Green Building Council.

    Research Interests:

    Architecture and design theory and criticism, design research, diagramming and representation, public space, product design, photography, sustainability. 

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