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Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

Fort Collins

 

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About 

Brad is founder of Azur Ground, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a CLARB certified Landscape Architect with 23 years of award winning projects.  Currently licensed in four states, Brad was educated at the University of Missouri-Rolla Electrical Engineering School, and at Kansas State University College of Architecture.  Brad brings great expertise in sustainable site technologies, construction documentation, fabrication techniques, specifications, and public involvement to manage projects from planning, to conceptual design and through to built completion.  Working in a collaborative design process, Brad integrates best management practices in the public realm of the built environment, blending regenerative ecological principles into the urban infrastructure man requires.

Over the course of his career Brad has applied his skills across a broad variety of project types including stream restoration projects, transit related urban design, campus planning and design, urban alley pedestrian conversions, multi-use trails, and extensive greenroof projects.  Common to all of these is his ability to plan within a broader context, and design to finite detail with cultural and environmental sensitivity.

In addition to his landscape architectural skills, Brad has provided leadership in previous firms’ with national and global initiatives.  Brad served on the steering committee for the Global ISO 9001 program to develop quality assurance policies for all offices worldwide in conformance with ISO standards, as well as serving as an ISO Compliance Officer.  Brad also led an international team developing CAD standards for previous firms’ global operations.  Mentoring junior staff is an inherent role endemic with the way he works in a team setting.

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Employment 

Azur Ground, LLC, Fort Collins, CO, US, Principal

I own and operate a small boutique design firm with national practice focusing on university, public garden and multi-family markets. Duties include financial management, business plans, marketing, proposal writing, marketing material preparation, project marketing, interviews, professional services contract writing, fee estimation, project management, project staffing, project team leadership, preparation of construction drawings and Project Manuals, and oversight of staff in project document preparation. Scopes covered campus planning, site master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction observation.

Aug 2010 - current
 

AECOM | EDAW, Fort Collins, CO, US, Senior Associate

Duties included proposal preparation, project marketing, interviews, contract writing, fee estimation, project management, project staffing, project team leadership, preparation of construction drawings and Project Manuals, global CAD standards leadership, ISO 9001 implementation, and Quality Assurance officer. I was responsible for oversight of staff in project document preparation. Scopes covered community planning, site master planning, public involvement, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction observation.

Jul 1999 - Aug 2010
 

EDAW, Seattle, WA, US, Associate

Duties included project management and design, preparation of master plans, schematic designs, design development drawings, cost opinions, construction documents, technical specifications and construction observation.

May 1996 - Jun 1999
 

Murase Associates, Seattle, WA, US, Associate

Duties included project management and design, as well as document production for schematic designs, design development drawings, cost opinions, construction documents, and construction observation.

Aug 1993 - May 1996
 

EDSA Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Landscape Architect

Duties included site analysis, CAD standards development, 3D modelling, document production for master plans, schematic designs, and design development drawings.

Jul 1989 - Jul 1993
 

Education 

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, Bachelors, BLA

5-year Landscape Architecture degree from the College of Architecture.

Aug 1984 - May 1990
 

Awards 

AIA National Honor Award, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA, Award

Urban Design Award, Mason Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, City of Fort Collins, 2008

2013
 

Merit Award, Colorado Chapter/American Society of Landscape Architects, Award

Merit Award, Westside Creeks Restoration Master Plan, Colorado Chapter/American Society of Landscape Architects, 2011

2011
 

Honor Award, UPRR Trail Master Plan, Nevada Chapter/American Society of Landscape Architects, Award

Honor Award, UPRR Trail Master Plan, Nevada Chapter/American Society of Landscape Architects, 2009

2009
 

President’s Award of Excellence, America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Chapter/ American Society of Landscape Architects,, Award

President’s Award of Excellence, America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Chapter/ American Society of Landscape Architects, 2008

2008
 

Honor Award, Pittman Wash / Arroyo Grande / Project Green Master Plan, Nevada Chapter/American Society of Landscape Architects, Award

Honor Award, Pittman Wash / Arroyo Grande / Project Green Master Plan, Nevada Chapter/American Society of Landscape Architects, 2008

2008
 

Design-Build Excellence Award, Nelson-Flanders Water Treatment Plant, DBIA National Design-Build Award Competition, Award

Design-Build Excellence Award, Nelson-Flanders Water Treatment Plant Project, DBIA National Design-Build Award Competition, 2006

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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