Brian Healy was educated at the Pennsylvania State University and the Yale School of Architecture where he was Editor of Perspecta 19: the Yale Architectural Journal.
Since establishing his architectural practice in Boston in 1986, Brian Healy has compiled a distinguished record of creative activity, community service, and professional achievement. The architectural projects produced by his office have received fifty national and regional design awards, including seven within the Progressive Architecture Award Program. He was selected as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York, and included in Forty under Forty and P/A's Young Architects. His firm has won first place in international design competitions, including Chicago's Initiative to Redefine Public Housing and the Mill Center for the Arts in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His work spans a diverse range of scales and settings - from installations to urban design - and his projects have been extensively published and exhibited both here and abroad. His 2009 monograph Commonplaces: Thinking of an American Architecture documents his appreciation of the inherent links between each place and its unique landscape. Brian became the Design Director in the Boston office of Perkins+Will in 2011.
For the past twenty years, Brian has also been consistently active in teaching architectural design studios and seminars at Yale University, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, City College of New York, McGill University, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, Washington University, the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, the University of Michigan, the University of Arkansas, and the Pennsylvania State University. He was the Hideo Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critic at the Boston Architectural College in 2009.
Brian was on the Board of Directors of the Boston Society of Architects for five years including two years on the Executive Committee and one year as the 2004 BSA president.
He has also has received fellowships for residency at the American Academy in Rome, the MacDowell Art Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Dorland Mountain Art Colony in Temecula, California. He received the Dinkeloo Traveling Fellowship from the Van Allen Institute and the William Wirt Winchester Traveling Fellowship from the Yale School of Architecture. He was the Visiting Artist in Residence at Amherst College and the Cameron Visiting Architect at Middlebury College.