People of Long Now

Brian Ford

Clock Engineer

Brian is a third generation San Francisco native with 25 years experience in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural, architectural and industrial projects. He has worked as a design engineer, art fabricator, sculptor, metal fabricator/machinist, and as an architectural designer. Brian graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in fine art. He is the proprietor of Metropolis Design Studio, an art, design and engineering firm specializing in residential, commercial and product design/consultation. He has designed restaurants in San Francisco and overseas.

He has worked on the Clock of the Long Now since 02006 wearing a number of hats including assembly, testing, fixture/tool design and transport/installation logistics. He currently works as the lead installation engineer supervising the installation of the 10,000 year clock in Texas.


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