Gabrielle Brainard is an architect, facade specialist, and educator. She teaches architecture and building science at Columbia GSAPP and Pratt Institute, and previously taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research on high-performance, low-carbon retrofts for multifamily housing has been funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the AIA Upjohn Research Initiative. Previously, she worked on iconic, high-performance facades as a project manager and facade specialist at SHoP Architects, and as a curtainwall consultant at Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers. She is active in her local chapter of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE), and serves on the Facade Tectonics Institute Education Committee.