Gabrielle Brainard, AIA, LEED AP, CHPC, teaches architecture and building science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Columbia GSAPP, and Pratt Institute. Her teaching and research focus on the building science of enclosure systems, high-R value envelopes, and hands-on teaching methods in building science. Her research on facade retrofits has been funded by the AIA Upjohn Research Initiative and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Previously, she was an enclosure consultant at Heintges and a senior technical architect at SHoP Architects, where she specialized in the design and delivery of custom facades for large-scale, iconic projects in New York City. Gabrielle is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and a member of the Facade Tectonics Institute Research Committee.