Brendan is extremely passionate about sustainability, resiliency, ecology, and the built environment. He says the city is the center of all human endeavor and is therefore the best place to address some of society’s biggest problems.
His favorite quote, by Marcleo Gleiser, captures the essence of his thirst for knowledge and understanding. It highlights the idea that learning is an ongoing journey that uncovers more questions and mysteries rather than reaching a final destination. An avid reader, his favorite books span diverse genres, including “Shantaram,” “1Q84,” “The Old Man and the Sea,” and “A Pattern Language.” His taste in music is equally eclectic, ranging from Bob Dylan to underground punk and MF Doom to Wagner.
Brendan’s role model is his dad. He says his dad is just an exceptionally smart, humble, hard-working, and good-hearted individual. And, as a dad himself, Brendan says he is most proud of his daughter.