Wyly Brown is a founding partner of Leupold Brown Goldbach Architekten (LBGO architects), where he oversees all projects in North America. He holds a Bachelors of Art in Anthropology, and he spent a number of years researching the connection between cultures and monuments through the reconstruction of full-scale, functional objects, often using historically accurate methods. Past projects include the reconstruction of Finnish reindeer-pulled sledges, Egyptian obelisks, British siege-engines, and Medieval man-powered cranes. He is a licensed architect in both Germany and in the United States.
After earning a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University in 2006, Brown spent two years conducting research at the Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design at the University of Stuttgart on the topic of rapidly deployable disaster relief structures. In 2008, he was hired at Behnisch Architekten for his expertise in innovative approaches to structural optimization. In his four years at the firm, he developed parametric optimization design tools that were implemented on several award winning projects, including the Max-Aicher Speed Skating Arena in Inzell, the “Spider’s Web” of the Spinnereipark in Kolbermoor, and a High School in Ergolding. In 2014, he founded LBGO architects in Munich with Andreas Leupold and Christian Goldbach. He approaches design through a process of analysis and optimization, searching for simple, unified solutions to complex, and often contradictory, requirements.
In addition to his professional practice, Brown has taught parametric design and fabrication methods at the Chair for Architectural Informatics of the Technical University Munich in Germany. He returned to the US in 2016 to open a Boston branch of his architectural practice, and he also taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, focusing on design-build community service courses, which combined his academic pursuits with his professional experience.