Brandon Hackett, AIA
“Every design problem has multiple solutions. The fun is finding the best solution for the specific client’s needs.”
Brandon is driven by problem solving and has the unique ability to analyze details while simultaneously focusing on the big picture. To ensure that projects are always moving toward the best possible result, he studies, discusses, and confirms variables multiple times throughout the process.
He is also a skilled coordinator, making sure all voices are heard. He approaches every undertaking with a responsibility to learn, listen, and understand.
Brandon juggles his family, career, and creativity with calmness and joy.
Get to Know Brandon
Education, Licensing, Boards, Publications, Presentations, Awards
- Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University
- Leadership & Reputation Academy Executive Development Program, Spring 2007, Tulsa, Class 4
- Oklahoma Magazine “40 under 40,” April 2017
- AIA Oklahoma, Leadership AIA Class IV
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I am best when I’m in the process of accomplishing something. I don’t even see this as a job—it’s what I get to do every day: work with organizations to help them further their missions and achieve their long-term plans. I am proud of my work and the impact KKT allows me to have on the community.
What attracted you to architecture, and when did you know you wanted to make that your career?
I always enjoyed drawing and art and figuring out how things worked. Architecture is a combination of art and mechanics. I was interested in architecture in high school but had no outlet to experience it. When I got to college, the architecture program was a good fit.
What advice do you have for people who would like to begin a career in architecture?
Read everything, look at images and always study your surroundings. Don’t just focus on architecture and design. You can glean things from fashion, art, mechanics, history, culture, politics, business, etc. You can’t design something you have not seen before, so fill your brain with images, text, information, and experiences.