Senior Architect, Senior Principal / Kansas City
Brad brings nearly 30 years of focused arena design experience to Populous. As a senior principal and design director, Brad has played an integral part in the creation of arenas that provide extraordinary experiences including Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, the Orlando Magic’s Amway Center and Quebec’s Videotron Center. He is currently leading design efforts for the Milwaukee Bucks new arena which will open this fall as well as the new Belmont Arena for the New York Islanders’ long-awaited return to Long Island.
Brad’s arena design philosophy centers on using arenas as anchors for further civic development, as evidenced most recently in Milwaukee where the new arena will be the lynchpin for almost 30 acres of surrounding mixed-use development in a long-underutilized portion of downtown Milwaukee. He takes pride in working closely with the client and design team in all aspects of design – concept to completion – to create design solutions which are responsive to the unique goals and vision for each project. His aspiration is for his arena designs to go beyond the table stakes of sightlines, concourses and seats to instead be the places where people come together for unforgettable experiences.
A 1984 graduate of Kansas State University, Brad remains active with the college as an invited professional on the Dean’s Advisory Council. His work has been featured in major design and industry publications while also garnering numerous local and regional design awards, including the AIA KC Honor Award for his work on the Sprint Center.