Brandon Andow, PhD, RA
Senior Building Performance Analyst
Brandon is a Senior Building Performance Analyst specializing in the design, analysis, and implementation of high-performance facade systems and building enclosures to reduce energy use while improving comfort for occupants. He is focused on the integrated delivery of next-generation of building facades for mission-driven clients. His project experience includes the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, Tianjin Juilliard School, San Pellegrino Flagship Factory, Seattle Space Needle Renovation, TWA Flight Center Hotel at JFK, Georgia Tech Coda Building, Princeton University Residential Colleges, 100 Flatbush Passive House School, Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island Campus, and the P.S. 62 Staten Island Net Zero Energy School Prototype.
Brandon has published in peer-reviewed journals covering optics, advanced materials, and building physics, presented at ASHRAE Building Performance and Facades+ conferences, and has served as a peer-review referee for Energy and Buildings. His past research for the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology at Rensselaer involved the development of novel multi-functional dynamic glazing materials and solar responsive facade systems. This included the development of switchable transparency micro- and nano-structured materials for solar control and energy harvesting, along with modeling complex fenestration systems' impact on daylighting, visual comfort, and building energy use. Brandon has previously taught at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and Parsons School of Design. He is an NCARB certified licensed Architect registered in the state of New York and received his PhD in Architectural Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.