Principal, Matter Design
Assistant Professor, MIT SA+P
Master of Architecture, Princeton SOA
BS Architecture, Georgia Tech COA
Brandon Clifford is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Principal at Matter Design. Brandon received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University in 2011 and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Tech in 2006. From 2006-2009 he worked as project manager at Office dA (NADAAA) in both Boston and New York. Brandon also served as editor of Pidgin Magazine from 2009-2011 and the 2011-2012 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture.
In 2008 Brandon founded the award winning practice Matter Design with Wes McGee. The practice solidified with Matter Design’s success in design competitions such as the international West Cork Arts Center competition and the provocative winning entry for the 10up competition, Periscope: Foam Tower. Brandon is an acclaimed designer winning prizes such as the American Academy in Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture, the Design Biennial Boston Award, the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers, as well as the prestigious SOM Prize launching an ongoing research project into volumetric architecture. His work is published widely in journals, magazines, and conference proceedings, as well as recent books such as ‘Young Architects 15: Range’, ‘Archive: Design Biennial Boston’, ‘Performative Materials in Architecture and Design’, ‘Stereotomy: Stone Architecture and New Research’, and ‘New Fundamentals of Natural Architecture’. His recent authored work includes ‘Volume: Bringing Surface into Question’, ‘Range: Matter Design’, ‘Volumetric Robotics: MIT Architectural Design Workshop’, and The Cannibal's Cookbook: Mining Myths of Cyclopean Constructions. Brandon is dedicated to re-imagining the role of the architect in the digital era.