An international design practice with a focus on creating healthy, sustainable environments to help institutional clients increase the value they can provide to their community and to celebrate the life of their place.

Registered Architect in India and California (USA).

Bangalore, India:  +91 90084 33011

Berkeley, California, USA: +1 (510) 798-6970

brian@brianfeagans.com 

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RECENT PROJECTS

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THE HUB AT INVENTURE ACADEMY

Bangalore, India

ROSES IN CONCRETE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Oakland, California

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THE S.P.O.T. AT ROSES IN CONCRETE

Oakland, California

PRIMARY LIBRARY AT INVENTURE ACADEMY

Bangalore, India

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MAKERSPACE PROGRAM AT INVENTURE ACADEMY

Bangalore, India

ESCUELA BILINGÜE INTERNACIONAL

Emeryville, California

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WINDRUSH SCHOOL

El Cerrito, California

SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS SURVEY

San Francisco Bay Area

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YUDH - PROMOTIONAL POSTERS

Bangalore, India

 

THE HUB AT INVENTURE ACADEMY

 
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A lightweight pre-engineered building system is utilized in unique ways to create a series of functional, resource-efficient, and inspiring spaces for this school in Bangalore, India.


A simple, repetitive roof structure with a 150-foot clear span provides sun and rain protection to a large semi-enclosed sports and assembly hall, stage, and three smaller studio buildings that house the arts, music, dance, and maker space programs. These low-cost, high-performance structures are passively cooled, capture daylight, provide views of nature from every space, and collect all of its rainwater to recharge the local aquifer.

Area: 5,000 square meters

School Size: 1,200 students PK-12

Recognition

2021 Honor Award Winner

Education Category

AIA East Bay

2020 Dezeen Awards

Longlisted in Civic Building Category

 

THE HUB - DRAWINGS

 
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DESIGN STORY OF THE HUB

Narrated by the architect, this video tells the story of how a tree became the design parti for The Hub.

 
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THE HUB - PROJECT GALLERY

The Hub at Inventure Academy
Existing School Campus in an Agricultural Zone
The 'Hub'
The Banyan Tree and Temple
A Big Roof provides Protection and Comfort
Climate-responsive Design
Cool Sports Field Seating
The Big Roof as Umbrella and Water Collector
Recharging the Local Aquifer
Increased Potential for Program Growth
Space Efficient and Cost Efficient Layout
Responsive to School Culture
Three Enclosed Studio Buildings
A Comfortable and Inviting Studio Space
Clerestory Windows bring in Daylight
'Messy Vitality' as Materials Concept
The Pavilion at Night
The Architecture 'Disappears'
 
 

ROSES IN CONCRETE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Oakland, CA  USA

Founding Board Member and Facilities Chair


In 2014, Brian helped start this K-8 charter school with a focus on social justice and equity. As Facilities Chair on the Board of Directors, he is able to jump up from the building project scale to the community scale and work directly on the conditions required to create a sustainable and healthy community.

As a founding board member, Brian did whatever was needed to get the school up and running and align resources to best support the school's purpose.  This included finding a school site, negotiating a lease with the school district, preparing bid documents for initial renovations, budgeting, and leading a construction team to prepare the site to support our program.  After the first couple of years, Brian's work focused more on strategic planning (including facilities), community engagement, securing funds for facilities development projects, leading summer construction projectsas owner's representative, and occasionally troubleshooting random electrical and plumbing issues.

 
 

ROSES IN CONCRETE COMMUNITY SCHOOL - The S.P.O.T
(Students Producing Oakland's Transformation)

Oakland, CA  USA

Funded by Google, a multi-disciplinary team designed a first of its kind culturally responsive computer science/makerspace curriculum, built out a 2,000 sq ft dedicated makerspace, and developed an assessment tool to evaluate meaningful student progress.

Two portable buildings from the 1960s, originally scheduled for demolition, were restored to create an environment where students of color could develop a love of learning and the skills needed to transform their community.