Brian Kelly

Brief Vitae

Brian M. Kelly, a licensed architect in the State of Nebraska, joined the UNL College of Architecture in the Fall of 2009.  His previous teaching experience includes Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture in Springfield, MO and California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.  Prior to joining the faculty at UNL, Brian served as lead designer in the office of Randy Brown Architects, designing several award-winning projects of various types and scales. In addition to teaching, he is a partner with AToM, a design office which focuses on smaller scale architectural projects, objects, and graphics.

Serving as the coordinator of the 2nd year design program, Brian’s teaching focus is in the areas of beginning design and architectural representation theory. Brian is the Douglass Professor of Healthcare Design for 2010-2012.  His research project, titled "perfor(m)ations", investigates the potential of redefining and reprogramming the architectural partition and screen in the health care environment. His student work has been featured in academic journals and his design work has been published nationally and internationally.

 

Education:
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Master of Architecture

University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Publications (selected):
Conference proceedings:
National Conference on the Beginning Design Student Proceedings, “Power tools: PARAsites progress” March 2011. University of Nebraska Lincoln. (co-authored with B. Freeby and M. Lucas)
ACADIA Regional Conference Proceedings, “Parametric Thinking” March 2011. University of Nebraska Lincoln. (co-authored with D. Karle)
Creating_Making Forum, “Found objects in the design process: more than just visual?” October 2010. University of Oklahoma.
National Conference on the Beginning Design Student Proceedings, “translational overlap”, March 2007. Savannah College of Design.
National Conference on the Beginning Design Student Proceedings, “Summer Career Workshop”, March 2007. Savannah College of Art and Design.
National Conference on the Beginning Design Student Proceedings, “tracing the intangible: framing design process”, April 2006.  Iowa State University.
ACSA Central Regional Meeting Proceedings, “architecture virus”, August 2004.  Judson College.

Refereed Journals:
Forward Journal 109: Light & Shadow, “Shadows Redefined”, Spring 2009.

Design and student work:
GA Houses 103: Project 2008, “P+D Residence”, March 2008. (with Randy Brown Architects)
GA Houses 103: Project 2008, “Sight Specific”, March 2008. (with Randy Brown Architects)
ADD; Architecture, Design, Discourse, “130 Series”, 2008.
Readymade Magazine. Issue no. 12, “Re-Store”, July/ August 2004.

Service:
Beginning of/In the end: 27th Annual Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Conference Co-Chair (April 2011)
design alliance Omaha Board Member (December 2008 – present)
Pecha Kucha Night Omaha, Coordinator and Organizer (December 2008 – present)

Brian Kelly