Bradford Kelley
Architecture, United States
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Professional Experience


Columbia University GSAPP. New York, New York. U.S.A.
M.ARCH Advanced Architectural Design. May, 1999.

Washington State University. Pullman, Washington. U.S.A.
B.ARCH. May, 1994.
B.Architectural Sciences. May, 1993.

Denmark’s International Study Program. Copenhagen, Denmark. Jan-June, 1993.
University of Copenhagen/Danish Royal Academy: Study-Abroad Program.

Hawaii Baptist Academy. Honolulu, Hawaii. U.S.A.
College Preparatory High School. Diploma, 1989.


Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Los Angeles, California. U.S.A. September 2005 - Present. Project Architect/Team.
Tramonto Drive Residence. Pacific Palisades, California.
Project Architect. Development. 17,000 sf single family home on a 2 acre oceanview site.

Paseo del Ocaso Residence. La Jolla Shores, California.
Project Architect. Development. 3,000 sf single family home anticipating a Gold rating as a LEED Pilot Home.

Westminster Residence. San Clemente, California.
Project Architect. Unbuilt. 3,000 sf single family hillside residence overlooking the ocean.

Angelo Drive Residence. Beverly Hlls, California.
Project Architect. In Construction. 3,200 sf renovation/addition to a single family home in Beverly Hills.

Cypres Sports Museum. Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Project Designer. Design Development. 12,000 sf renovation/addition to create a new urban museum showcasing the world’s largest private collection of sports memorabilia.

Atlantic Mixed Use Building. Los Angeles, California.
Project Designer. In Design. 40,000 sf residential and retail mixed use building serving as the anchor building in a larger community development.

Painter Residence. Bel Air, California.
Project Architect. Development. 26,800 sf subterranean home adjacent the Getty Museum.

Mango Way Residence. Los Angeles, California.
Project Architect: Development. 6,500 sf single family residence in the Brentwood Hills above of Los Angeles.

Gordon Residence. Malibu, California.
Project Architect: In Construction. 3,300 sf renovation/addition to a single family home in Topanga Canyon.

Digital Kitchen. Santa Monica, California.
Project Architect: In Construction. 3,000 sf interior renovation for a motion graphics office.

Air-Conditioned Bar. Venice, California.
Project Architect: In Construction. 2,500 sf renovation of a night club/café.

Santa Monica Ocean Steps. Santa Monica, California.
Project Architect: Proposal. 1,450,000 sf mixed use retail, commercial, residential, parking development of at the terminus of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica State Beach.

John Ronan Architect, Chicago, Illinois. U.S.A. April 2002 – August 2005. Project Architect/Team.
Perry Residence, Chicago, Illinois.
Project Architect: Built. 7,500 sf urban single family residence in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Kapnick Residence, St. Joseph, Michigan.
Project Team: In Construction. 7,000 sf single family vacation residence on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Federighi Residence, Chicago, Illinois.
Project Architect: Unbuilt. 6,000 sf single family residence in the Gold Coast portion of downtown Chicago.

Anguilla Villas, Lock Rum Bay, Anguilla.
Project Team: Design Development. Two 5,000 sf vacation residences on a secluded seaside site in the Caribbean.

Yale Steam Laundry, Washington D.C.
Project Team: In Construction. 31,500 sf renovation of an existing steam laundry facility in downtown Washington DC into multi-functional community spaces to serve as a linkage between two new residential towers.

Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Project Team: Design Development. Winning competition entry to design a State funded $84 million New High School for 3,000 students .

South Shore Drill Team Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Project Team: Built. Privately funded 73,000 sf Youth Center on the South side of Chicago .

South Chicago Avenue Streetscaping, Chicago, Illinois.
Project Team: In Construction. Streetscape designed and developed in conjunction with the South Shore Drill Team Center facility and the City of Chicago.

OWP&P Architects, Chicago, Illinois. U.S.A. September 2001 – April 2002. Project Architect/Team.
Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Designer. Unbuilt. 115,000 sf multi-phased addition to existing convent and care facility.

Ratner Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Project Team: Built. Sports pavillion addition at the University of Chicago in association with Cesar Pelli.

Alvaro Siza Arquitecto, LDA. Oporto, Portugal. June 1999 - September 2001. Architect/Designer.
Art Center College of Art and Design. Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Project Architect: Unbuilt.
Campus Masterplan, design of a new Technical Skills Facility, Library, Graduate Studios, and renovation of existing Craig Ellwood designed building in collaboration with Frank Gehry.

Pousada Nova. Cidade Velha, Cabo Verde.
Project Architect (Phase 1): Built.
A new Hotel/Hostal A small group of buildings (252 sq.meters total) as part of a larger development strategy for the historic district of the Island of Cabo Verde off the West Coast of Africa.

Banco de Cabo Verde. Praia, Cabo Verde.
Project Team: Unbuilt.
12,000 sq.meter new Headquarters for the National Bank of this African island Country comprising of 3 main components including a 7 story office tower, a below grade vault, and public meeting spaces.

HiperCentre. Montreuil District, Paris, France.
Project Team: Design Development.
Grand Urban Redevelopment for a growing suburb of Paris including design of a new Concert Hall, 5 new blocks of Apartments with Commercial-Retail hybrid functions, a new HiperMarket with 2 sub-levels of parking, Metro entrances and Ground transport stations, the renovation of an existing Central Square and the introduction of two new public plazas.

Casa Julio Silva. Oeiras, Portugal.
Project Team: Unbuilt.
4000 sq.meter luxury single family residence near Lisbon, designed in multi-levels in response to the stepping hillside terrain.

Casas Particulares. Vicenza, Italy.
Project Team (Phase 1): Built.
Seven new luxury single family residences belonging to a cluster of units situated on a private rural hillside. Houses average between 3500-4000 sq.meters each.

Felgeiras Urban Center. Felgeiras, Portugal.
Project Team: Built.
Five new Apartment blocks including base Commercial and Retail functions all supporting a large internal park space.

Steven Holl Architects. New York, New York. U.S.A. February 1995-June 1998. Architect/Designer.

Liaunig Residence (Y-House). Catskill Mountains, New York. U.S.A.
Project Architect (schematic - design development): Built.
3000 sq.ft. retreat home in the Catskill Mountains for an Austrian stock investor.

Addition/Renovation to the Cranbrook Institute of Science.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. U.S.A.
Project Team: Built.
$15 million, 27,000 sq.ft. new addition to and 56,000 sq.ft. renovation of an existing 1933 Eliel Saarinen museum at the Cranbrook Educational Community near Detroit.

Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki, Finland.
Project Team: Built.
12,000 sq.meter new construction to house international and national
contemporary art works.

Makuhari Housing. Chiba, Japan.
Project Team: Built.
$56 million, 300,000 sq.ft. mid-high end urban housing block in new town of Makuhari across Tokyo Bay.

Chapel of Saint Ignatius. Seattle, Washington. U.S.A.
Project Team: Built.
$8 million, 14,000 sq.ft. chapel located on the grounds of Seattle University.

Museum of the City. Cassina, Italy.
Project Team: Unbuilt.
$2 million, 40,000 sq.ft. Museum containing galleries for the display of
contemporary and traveling exhibits.

Samsung Residence. Seoul, Korea.
Project Team: Unbuilt.
$2 million, 20,000 sq.ft. home for the Chairman of the Samsung Corporation.

Nursing and Biomedical Studies Building. Houston, Texas. U.S.A.
Project Team: Competition, Unbuilt.
Invited entry for a 240,000 sq.ft. new Medical Studies building for the University of Texas, Houston campus.

Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art Exhibition: 7/14-9/16, 1995.
Exhibition Coordinator: Built.
Design and construction supervision of a temporary installation displaying project material related to the design process and eventual construction of the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland. Sponsored by the Architectural League of New York City.

Freightliner Corporation. Portland, Oregon. U.S.A.
Facilities Space Planner: Corporate Headquarters.
September 1994-February 1995.

NBBJ Architects. Seattle, Washington. U.S.A.
Intern Architect.
June-August, 1993.


Surfrider Foundation.
Member 16 years: Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our oceans and coastline environments.

Surfing and other board-sports, board building, soccer, fly-fishing, camping, mountain-biking, sketching, travel.

Related Digital/Technical Experience:
Revit 2012, Autocad 2012, 3DSMax 2012, ArchiCad 4.12, Alias/Wavefront 9.0, Rhino 3, Form-Z 2.9.5, Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Quark-Xpress, CorelDraw, Pagemaker, ClarisWorks, Premiere, Internet Navigation tools.

Bradford Kelley was born and raised in Hawaii. At the age of 18, he began his architectural studies at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Upon receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and after briefly working on the west coast, he relocated to New York City where he began work on several national and international architectural projects with Steven Holl Architects. After four years with the firm, Brad attended Columbia University in New York City where he received his Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design. Following graduation, Brad relocated to Oporto, Portugal where he began work in the atelier of Alvaro Siza, Arquitecto. After three years in Portugal with the office, Brad returned to the United States and settled in Chicago, Illinois where he joined John Ronan Architects. After four years at JRA, Brad returned to the west coast where he currently collaborates with the office of Shubin + Donaldson Architects in Culver City, California.

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