Brendan holds a BA Urban Studies from the University of Calgary. Before joining ERA Brendan helmed an NPO focused on the interloping spheres of arts, identity, and the built environment in Calgary AB. His passion and appreciation for the social fabric inherent to urban life, in addition to his public engagement and teaching experiences throughout Canada, inform both his planning theory and practice.
As a practicing artist, Brendan has participated in exhibitions and publications across Canada. His interdisciplinary approach to the complex issues of sustainability, socio-spatial alienation, and the intersectional ephemera of digital/physical often involve a melding of urban and economic theory, citizen journalism, and psychogeographic methodology. His work spans a variety of mediums, including photography, film, mixed media, and writing.