Trudy Brens earned a bachelor of science in architectural technology from NYIT and a master’s of architecture from Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research. She is a registered architect with experience in a wide spectrum of architectural projects. Immediately after completing her graduate degree, Trudy joined Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and became part of the team credited with the design and construction of the award-winning Gannett/USA Today headquarters in Virginia. Together with KPF principals, associates, and designers, her contribution focused on developing the complexity of the prismatic glass fin building envelopes. Her professional experience has also contributed to projects like Five Time Square in New York City, a 41-story tower with a faceted, asymmetrical building envelope that reflects the many layers of its urban site, and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art’s ambitious rebuilding and expansion.

Currently, Brens is the principal of Brens Petruccelli Architect, where she is continuing her dedication to design investigation in a variety of scales, including residential, interiors, and furniture. The desire to research combined with architectural practice, is taken into the classroom, where she is eager to share her knowledge and experience with her students.

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • ARCH 201/202: Architectural Design
  • ARCH 101: Design Fundamentals

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