Bradley Shanks

Bradley Shanks

Portland, OR, US



Bradley Shanks, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Bradley has 15 years of experience in the field of architecture.  After graduating with a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St Louis, he worked in Boston for several offices and was the recipient of the 2003 Rotch Traveling Scholarship.  He holds current architecture licenses in Oregon, Colorado, and Massachusetts.

In 2013 Bradley joined Skylab Architecture. His other interests include food science, etymology, and mountains.


Waechter Architecture, Portland, Architect

May 2016 - current

Skylab Architecture, Portland, Architect

Sep 2013 - May 2016

Will Bruder + Partners, PORTLAND, Project Manager

Feb 2010 - Apr 2013

Utile, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architect

Apr 2007 - Apr 2008

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architect

Oct 2005 - Apr 2007

Chan Mock Architects, Cambridge, MA, US, Project Designer

Oct 2004 - Oct 2005

Chermayeff Sollogub & Poole, Boston, MA, US, Designer

Oct 2000 - Aug 2003


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

Chair, Monday Night Lecture Series, 1999-2000
Teaching Assistant for Architecture Study Abroad Program, Summer 2000
Teaching Assistant for design studio, Spring 2000
Dean’s Scholar, 1998-2000

Sep 1998 - May 2000

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Architecture major
Italian minor
Dean’s List, 1994-1996

Sep 1992 - May 1996


Boston Harbor Park Pavilion design competition, 3rd Place

An open competition, with 65 entries, to select the designer for the new pavilion, to be sited on
the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. The pavilion will serve as a visitor information center
for the Boston Harbor Islands park. Third Place was granted $2,000.


2003 Rotch Travelling Scholarship, 1st Place

A two-stage design competition, established in 1883. The annual first place award is a
$35,000 stipend for international travel and independent study. My study of an Emerging
Vernacular architecture took me to Brazil, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Thailand
and the Philippines, over a period of ten months.


Queens Plaza Ideas Competition, 3rd Place

An open design competition of 191 entries sponsored by the Van Alen Institute; designed in
partnership with Lynn I. Hsu. The project is published in both Landscape Architecture and
Competitions magazines. Third Place was granted $2,500.


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