Brooks has played a pivotal role in the growth of SGA’s Manhattan office, where he leads both the architecture and interior design practices. His responsibilities are all inclusive: He oversees all New York-based projects and several commissions around the country, encompassing new construction, adaptive reuse, corporate interiors, and master planning. He also mentors colleagues, provides design direction, cultivates new business, and guides the continuing evolution of the Manhattan office, with the aim of cementing SGA’s position at the forefront of technology. An advanced REVIT user, he is a strong advocate of fully integrated BIM project delivery.
Before joining SGA in 2015, Brooks ran his own studio for 10 years, where he focused on commercial, institutional, and residential projects. Previously, he served as a design architect at I.M. Pei’s office (Pei Cobb Freed), a project manager at HOK, and a senior project architect at Polshek Partnership (Ennead). During his tenures at these firms, he developed expertise in a number of markets, including science and technology, healthcare, cultural institutions, and courthouses.
Brooks received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California. Outside of the office, he enjoys golf, race-car driving, trap and skeet shooting, and he is a passionate gardener.