Toronto born, Brad obtained his BLA from Illinois, worked for Project Planning Associates in Toronto during the period 1958 – 66. After breaks for grad school (HGSD) and travel (Ryerson and Elliot fellowships) he completed his work with PPAL on Expo ’67. In 1966, buoyed by the experience gained with PPAL, he joined with an engineer and planner to form Johnson Sustronk Weinstein.
JSW designed a wide range of community projects, office, commercial, institutional sites, campus plans, waterfront developments, and parks such as Humber Bay Park in Toronto, and the master plan for the Metro Toronto Zoo.
In 1982, Brad resigned from JSW, and with his wife Mary, took a three year sabbatical of sailing and land travel. In 1984 he formed BJA Limited and has worked as a prime consultant or in collaboration with other professionals on a variety of projects, including the masterplan for a 20,000 student university campus with Philip Weinstein and the Planning Partnership.
He enjoyed working with students as an adjunct teacher at Guelph, Canberra, and the Conway School and as visiting critic at Toronto, Saskatchewan, UBC, Arizona, and Massachusetts. He was on the Advisory Board for(protection of) the University of Toronto School of Architecture Landscape and Design, the Accreditation Council for degree granting programs in landscape architecture, several arts and design awards juries and is a Past President of the CSLA.
Brad and Mary live near Port Hope, Ontario, where they are active in the community.