Jim Brady

Jim Brady FAIA, ALEP

Associate Principal / Academic, PK-14


An architect, planner and educator/practitioner, Jim has four decades of experience in the education sector. His career has centered on collaborative models for developing strategic and facility plans, along with educational specifications focused on creating authentic and engaging learner-centered environments that shift from teacher-driven instruction to the interaction of learner and content. A nationally recognized authority in educational facilities planning, he has chaired 32 international, national and state exhibits of school architectural and planning juries.

Jim has created and conducted workshops for the US Department of Education, the AASA National Academy for School Executives, and multiple national, state and local school organizations throughout the US and in Northern Ireland, Denmark, Germany, and Canada. These future focused workshops focused on the opportunities of change, educational specifications, facility design trends, the functional role of school furniture and facility and community planning.

He is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) by the Association of Leaning Environments and was also honored as their 2004 International Planner of the Year in recognition for his contributions to the development of effective learning environments as a planner.

Jim is a proactive advocate for learning centered education and is a driving force for innovation as an architect on the front end of projects where education vision, programming and conceptual design focus on optimizing student learning.