Kritzman Named 2017 Taubman Fellow

Brandon Kritzman, architect at OHM Advisors and Livonia, MI city council vice president, selected for prestigious Harvard program.

Brandon Kritzman named 2017 Taubman FellowBrandon M. Kritzman, AIA, LEED AP has been named a 2017 Taubman Fellow by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and will attend the prestigious Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government this summer at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

First elected in the fall of 2011, Kritzman is serving his second term on the Livonia City Council. Livonia is Michigan’s ninth largest city, by population, with an annual budget of more than $50 million and 500 employees. He also chairs the Economic Development, Community Outreach and Strategic Planning committees – while serving on three other committees. He previously served as SEMCOG delegate from 2012 – 2015.

Brandon is deeply entrenched in the Livonia community, where he works, lives and, alongside his wife, raises five daughters.

At Harvard, he looks forward to learning “from experts as well as colleagues from around the country. Local and regional collaboration is imperative for effective governance and I will bring the knowledge I gain back to the Southeast Michigan region.” Brandon is eager “to implement in Livonia what I learn through this opportunity, while also sharing those innovations with the client communities that we work with on a daily basis at OHM Advisors.”

Professionally, Kritzman is a senior architect at OHM Advisors and brings nearly 20 years of architectural experience to his clients. In 2012, Brandon was bestowed the designation of Citizen Architect by the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. A true advisor, his commitment to positively impacting communities is reflected in the close partnerships he forges with his clients. Certified LEED AP by the U.S. Green Building Council, Brandon advocates for sustainable solutions that advance communities – now, and for the future generation.

“It is with great pride and admiration as a company to see Brandon recognized for his commitment to excellence in government,” remarked Dan Obrynba, vice president of architecture at OHM Advisors. “His municipal leadership is an asset to our clients, providing a holistic perspective balanced by both his professional expertise and first-hand local government insight.”

Kritzman received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy.

About the award
Administered through SEMCOG, the Taubman Company’s Fellowship for Executive Excellence provides local public officials with demonstrated leadership an opportunity to improve their management skills and broaden their awareness of effective approaches to public-sector solutions. SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving millions of people in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan.

Click here for Brandon’s extensive City Council biography.