Jim Brady is Elevated to AIA Fellow

Page is pleased to announce that Associate Principal Jim Brady FAIA, ALEP has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Jim’s elevation to Fellow was based on his leadership as an advocate, planner and architect in K-12 education, which has resulted in improved student learning. We are very proud to have Jim on the Page team!

Throughout his 40-year career, Jim has created exemplary student-centered learning environments, advocated best practices and stakeholder engagement focused on learning, and transformed organizational and leadership development nationwide. Jim’s process of planning educational facilities gives voice to all stakeholders and builds ownership by collaboratively establishing an informed vision that keeps learning at the forefront of the planning and design process.

As leader of the K-12 facilities studio at Page, Jim planned an exemplary 21st century high school, the Jack E. Singley Academy in Irving, Texas. This award-winning school integrates business, community and education and was recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a national model for implementation of Smaller Learning Communities. The Academy also received nine state and national awards for architecture, planning, and educational innovation. Currently Texas House Bill 5 requires all high schools in the state to initiate career endorsement options starting with 9th graders, echoing the vision and the model that Brady articulated for the Academy a decade earlier.

Jim has influenced and held leadership roles in educational organizations, including America’s Schoolhouse Council, Texas Association of School Boards, and the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI), where he served as their International President. He also was selected as CEFPI’s International Planner of the Year in recognition of his significant contributions to the development of effective learning environments.

Jim organized an internationally recognized research project, “Flip This Classroom,” which documented measurably improved student performance based on a more effective architectural learning environment. He has shared this information widely through speaking and writing. He has chaired 32 international, national, and state exhibits of school architecture and has continually advanced these best practices and design trends to the global education community.

Along with the other 2016 Fellows, Jim will receive his Fellowship Medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the 147th annual AIA National Convention in Philadelphia.

Congratulations, Jim!