Welcoming Isaac Bracher to Edge Architecture
In his fourteen years of practice, Isaac has assembled a diverse portfolio of award-winning projects, ranging from small-scale historic preservation commissions to large, contemporary office buildings, and has joined the Edge team as our newest Architect & Project Manager. Learn more about Isaac with this Q&A below:
Tell us about a favorite project you worked on.
A few years ago, I worked with a municipality to re-image a tired golf course clubhouse. The project involved demolishing the existing structure, building a new clubhouse, and redeveloping a portion of the site around the building. The result was twofold – the resulting project increased revenue for the city, but perhaps more importantly, transformed the golf course into a neighborhood gathering place once again.
What inspires you when working on a design?
I draw inspiration from the project site, context, and great clients who continually challenge us to do the best work possible. I approach every project as a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those that we work with.
You also have extensive experience in furniture design & construction, how do you think your background in Architecture influences that?
Actually, I would say my background in furniture design influences my work on architectural projects. Growing up in a family that approached selecting new furniture, not by visiting a local shop, but by getting out a sketch pad and designing it, I learned from an early age the importance of details. So that experience has helped me translate the sensitivity for detailing which comes with those projects, to the larger scale of a building.
Why did you join Edge?
Working at Edge has given me the opportunity to again be part of a small office, where I get to work on more local projects and have stronger client relationships. I also enjoy being involved in the design process from conception to completion, so working here allows for that as well.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and traveling. I’m always looking for a good restaurant recommendation. As a recent transplant to Rochester, I look forward to getting involved in the community and making an impact with the work I’m doing here at Edge.