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Who is ATOM?


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andrea m. kelly is an NCARB certified, licensed architect in the State of Nebraska and a graduate of architecture from Oklahoma State University. She has 25 years of professional experience in Oklahoma, Missouri, California, and Nebraska. Andrea’s skills are in project management, client relations, design execution, and construction administration. Her completed projects range in scale from the one-room renovations to new construction of retail spaces exceeding 180,000 square feet, and have garnered design excellence awards from local to national levels.

Andrea is a former Lecturer at the University of Nebraska’s College of Architecture, having taught courses in Professional Practice to architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design students.

email: andrea[at]atomdesignstudio.com

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brian m. kelly, AIA is an NCARB certified, licensed architect in the State of Nebraska, and an Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Prior to joining the faculty at UNL, Brian was lead designer in the office of Randy Brown Architects, designing several award-winning projects of various types and scales. His previous teaching experience includes Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture in Springfield, MO and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Brian teaches studios at all levels of the curriculum ranging from design thinking in the introductory core to design research studios in the Master’s program. His research focus is broadly investigating the agency of authorship in the design process, specifically interrogating copyright and appropriation within software applications including artificial intelligence. Additionally, he is engaged in a heritage research project documenting and analyzing the decommissioned, Cold War Atlas-F missile silos located throughout the Midwestern United States. His work has garnered several awards and recognitions, and has been published internationally.

email: brian[at]atomdesignstudio.com


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