Architect Scott Brady has been appointed Design Director for LCDG. During his 25-year career as an engineer and architect, he has won numerous awards with the AIA and other professional associations. Scott is recognized as open-minded, thoughtful and innovative.
When asked “does good design cost more?” Scott responded with “Good design is based on good ideas. Throwing money at a project doesn’t necessarily translate into good design.”
In response to fears of Global economic instability Scott recently said “A design that gives a sense of purpose and a truth that people value will transcend the lows within an economic cycle.”
Scott has extensive experience as a master planner and designer of healthcare, government and education projects. Certified LEED AP, he has designed large, sustainable facilities for higher education. With a previous firm, Scott designed the Pierce College Maintenance & Operations Net Zero Energy Building with offices, shops, vehicle maintenance and other support facilities. The $30 million project achieved LEED Gold. The project was recognized by the National DBIA Design Build Merit Award in 2012; and the Association of Energy Engineers 2011 Award of the Year.
Scott recently completed design of a $5 million, 3 acre civic plaza that has been called the Zocalo for the City of Baldwin Park. The plaza is a model for sustainability and water conservation. Just 4% of the park area is planted in grass, with the remainder drought tolerant ground cover, decomposed granite and paving. Rocky swales are strategically located to capture 100% of the rain water. The design includes a retail building, pavilion, veteran’s memorial, and a fountain. Scott has also successfully led community outreach, presenting to businesses and residents using 3-D modeling and animation to illustrate the design.
He is currently designing innovative upgrades to clinics for Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services. With color, form and light, the playful and inviting designs are creating a sense of calmness for patients.