Brad Bailey

Associate Principal, Higher Education, Dallas

Brad is a go-to leader for complex projects and complex teams. Even-keeled and good for a laugh, he’s known in the Dallas studio for his ability to guide project teams and clients through difficulties, keeping his team upbeat and on task. His work philosophy? Along the lines of “I can and I will.” It’s the ingenuity he admired in his grandfather, a major figure in his life growing up in Oklahoma, and the attitude that has helped him rise quickly as a leader in the Education studio.
Working on a wide variety of project types throughout his career, Brad has a diverse portfolio that informs his current projects. As demand grows for medical education spaces, he is uniquely poised to support tomorrow’s healthcare professionals —pairing a deep understanding of elevated learning environments with years designing the real-world clinical settings these students will navigate.

Brad's go-to advice
"Don’t stay on the sidelines. When a problem arises, don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and jump into finding a solution."
In this family portrait, Brad and wife and daughters smile at one another in front of a vibrant autumn scene
When Brad's not busy designing, he is raising three daughters with his wife, Kelly, a middle school teacher.

​​Brad is a natural with musical instruments. He grew up playing the trombone “at every opportunity possible,” including as an All-State performer, jazz musician, and marching band leader.

sketches of buildings in France and Italy by Brad Bailey
Sketchbook at the ready, Brad loves to capture his travels by hand.

Brad is a big believer in strength finder assessments. He sees his profile—with “analytical,” “learner,” and “harmony” taking the lead—on clear display in his career wins. Early on, for example, he had a mentor who’d explain the nitty gritty of building elements with hand-drawn sketches, and Brad kept them all. Studying and understanding design in above-and-beyond detail led him to be one of the studio’s reliable picks for our most technically challenging work. Moving into project management, he turned natural conflict aversion into a cool-headed leadership style, and this ability has helped him become the one people approach to helm the projects with the biggest teams.

Oklahoma State alums and superfans, Brad and his wife were some of the very first “Paddle People,” hyping up the home team during games.

Brad's Featured Work

Parker University
Dallas, Texas
Collin College Technical Campus
Allen, Texas