Dr. Branda is an architectural historian and software designer. He has taught thesis studios, foundations studios, and seminars examining contemporary practices of digital humanities and scholarly communications using techniques borrowed from digital gaming and electronic literature. His research interests include architecture’s place in the information society, software as a mode of architectural thinking, late-postwar corporate architecture, and technocracy as creativity. His recent research also includes the history of the Los Angeles architectural avant-garde of the mid-1970s. Formerly a registered architect in the province of Québec, he has served as a board member for the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and the Electronic Literature Organization, and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Electronic Book Review.
PhD, Critical Studies in Architecture, UCLA
SMArchS, Design and Computation, MIT
BArch, University of Waterloo