Brandon Specketer, AIA, LEED AP

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Portrait of Brandon Specketer.
Portrait of Brandon Specketer.

Brandon joined COOKFOX Architects in 2006 and has contributed to projects in a large variety of typologies and scales. His projects have included One DeKalb, the first phase of the City Point development in Brooklyn, and 130 West 12th Street, a prewar condominium in the heart of Greenwich Village that was awarded LEED-NC Gold certification as well as the 2012 Sustainable Design Award by Global Green USA.

Brandon’s other notable projects include 535 Carlton Avenue, a 292-unit affordable housing development, the 550 Vanderbilt Avenue condominium development, and St. John’s Terminal, a high-performance workplace on Manhattan’s West Side. Most recently, Brandon is leading the design teams for 25 Park Row, a high-rise residential tower in lower Manhattan, and a residential and retail flagship for Armani on the Upper East Side. Prior to joining COOKFOX, Brandon spent two years with Asfour Guzy Architects working on high-end projects including residential, hospitality and retail spaces.

Brandon speaks regularly on environmental sustainability, high-performance architecture and professional practice, including as a bi-annual guest lecturer in Cornell’s Professional Practice course and recent talks at the Building Green Conference in Copenhagen and the New York Green Building Conference. He has been interviewed about his work and COOKFOX’s biophilic design philosophy for a number of publications, including Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, 6sqft, City Realty, and others.

A native of the State of Oklahoma, Brandon holds a deep connection to the natural landscape. His work at COOKFOX fosters this connection in an urban environment and melds it with his passion for architecture. Brandon received a Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture and holds professional licensure in New York.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture, Norman, OK
    Bachelor of Architecture, 2004. Graduate with Distinction.
City Point - facade detail
The contemporary terracotta and glass façade references the historic terracotta details of the adjacent landmark Dime Savings Bank.