Brian Purdy is a Project Manager with Aerial. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Lehigh University and went on to procure his Master of Architecture degree from University of Washington in 2002. During his time in Seattle Brian was able to work side by side with some of the founders of the design/build movement, Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson of Jersey Devil. After returning to NYC, Brian worked as a designer and junior architect for residential, retail, commercial and hospitality architecture studios. Seeking an opportunity to apply his hands-on approach to design & construction, Brian joined a small Manhattan Design Build firm.
Brian’s practical training in design/build endeavors throughout Seattle, New Jersey, New York City, Montana, & India have allowed the valuable lessons in the influences of construction in design and vice versa to inform his current professional work. He specializes in sustainable design and building practices, materials, and methodology. He enjoys exploring the uses of alternative and affordable materials & detailing for the solutions to every day design problems. Brian is a licensed architect registered in New York and New Jersey, and is also LEED Certified.
Eleni Panagiotopoulou is an Associate Project Manager with Aerial. She received her undergraduate degree from Athens, Greece, where she was raised and her MBA in Finance from Pace University in New York City. After working several years in the Food and Hospitality Industry, including the creation and ownership of a boutique style restaurant, she has recently been employed as a real estate paralegal in a New York law office and is a licensed real estate person.
Eleni speaks Greek, English, French and Polish. On her free time she enjoys jogging, yoga and dancing and weather permitting long bike rides.