Director of Design
Breck Crandell, AIA is a licensed Architect (Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Arizona) and a graduate of Lawrence Technological University's College of Architecture and Design.
"Make good buildings for good people!"
He began his career at Hobbs + Black Architects in Ann Arbor, MI. After two years at H+B, he moved to San Francisco, CA where he worked at MBH Architects as a project director’s assistant on Apple and Target retail stores. Upon returning to Detroit, Breck worked full time at Hobbs + Black's Lansing office while he finished his Master of Architecture degree at LTU where he was awarded a traveling fellowship for his design work. His studies and travel took him abroad throughout India, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and across the US. Post graduation, Breck worked in the Detroit area designing restaurants, retail spaces, apartments, custom homes, and commercial buildings.
Breck has always had a passion for affordable housing solutions. In 2015, he co-founded the design practice Houm; a team of professionals and student talent working to produce alternative construction methods that would result in beautiful housing units at a lower cost than traditional buildings.
While studying the potential of Cargo Architecture as a housing solution, Breck met Three Squared Inc CEO Leslie Horn, and the rest is history!
Since joining the TSI team, Breck has led the architectural team to produce dozens of designs and he has served as project architect on 14 (and counting) completed projects utilizing shipping containers as a building material.
Breck lives with his wife Miriam and their dog, Tadpole in a historic home in Detroit's Boston Edison neighborhood. When he's not working on Three Squared Projects, he's usually busy with his own renovation or construction projects, playing the drums with his touring band Midas, or operating his small business Grove Studios - a musical rehearsal and recording space in Ypsilanti, MI.