Architect, partner, pragmatist, and designer, Brady takes each project as a distinct opportunity to reflect the individuality of its context creatively. Viewing project constraints and aims through questioning lenses, his innovative and sustainable design solutions are always underpinned by value and quality. Due partly to his farming origins, an understanding of the history of a place and the necessity of environmental stewardship strongly influence Brady’s work. Fascinated with the interplay of scale and how people inhabit spaces, he enjoys the synergies that emerge when moving between architecture and interior and urban design. Brady’s approach also incorporates his lifelong appreciation for product and furniture design and European cars. He has led multi-disciplinary teams on institutional, mixed-use, multi-family residential, retail, office, commercial, and transit projects, including 20 JJ Bean cafés across Canada, as well as several master-planned communities.
Brady values the strong culture across our studios for how it enriches team building and idea generation. Through his work at DIALOG and beyond, he seeks to innovate and make a positive, lasting contribution to communities. Brady plays an active and supportive role in our Vancouver studio and shares his knowledge as a volunteer on the City of Vancouver Gastown Historic Area planning committee. In 2021 Brady was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 500 Leaders in their BC500 program. He has received a Lieutenant Governor’s Award, a Governor General’s Award, and a World Architecture Award for the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, BC.
What’s one ‘pro tip’ you live by?
Never underestimate the power of a well-made cappuccino.
Where’s your happy place?
A marketplace in Nice.
What’s one quote you live by?
“Work smarter, not harder.”
Master of Architecture
The University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Technical Architectural Science, Architecture