Brian Tabolt is a design practitioner and educator. He is a Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), a design studio in New York City whose practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. At DS+R, he has been the lead designer on a variety of cultural, institutional and landscape projects including the Tianjin Juilliard School, the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, the Stanford McMurtry Art and Art History Building, the competition-winning scheme New Museum of Transport in Budapest, and Zaryadye Park in Moscow.
Tabolt received his M. Arch from Princeton University, where he was a co-founder and editor of Pidgin Magazine, and a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia where he was the recipient of the J Edgar Shannon Z Society Award. In addition to being the 2009-10 Peter Reyner Banham Teaching Fellow, Tabolt has been a visiting studio critic at the Syracuse New York City Program and the Cooper Union. His recent work is concerned with how atmospheric forces and thermal experiences shape cities and public places. In January of 2021, he launched Spekulator - a research and design platform investigating the aesthetics of objects and systems beyond the limits of immediate human perception.