Brandon Juan Surtain

Biography:
Brandon Surtain lives and works in Louisiana. A native New Orleanian, Brandon attended graduate school at Tulane University, where he received a Master’s of Architecture and a Master’s of Sustainable Real Estate development degrees. Brandon received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Louisiana State University, with a concentration in painting and drawing. During that time he was also a member of the LSU football team.

Brandon’s interests in Art, Architecture, and Real Estate Development stem primarily from a place of cultural preservation. Much of his work implicitly responds to life in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. Focusing on preserving the static and dynamic aspects of the built environment through art and design occupied the bulk of Brandon’s research at Tulane University. Brandon is a former Design Futures student leader, promoting social and professional equity and design thinking in all aspects of life. He is currently working with fellow Tulane alumni on an initiative to help mitigate some of the stressors of COVID-19 by providing art supplies and community resource information to families with children in elementary school.