Bradford Russell graduated from Texas Tech University with a dual degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering (Structures Option). After graduation, he went to work for some of the most prominent Architectural and Engineering firms in Dallas. After achieving his architectural license and while completing his engineering license requirements, Bradford worked on and received a Master’s in Civil Engineering – Structures Option from The University of Texas at Arlington. He currently holds professional licenses in both the architectural and the engineering fields and was one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the US and Texas.
Several years following his post graduate studies, he pursued further education from Southern Methodist University with PhD studies in the subject of ‘Force Mitigation of Extreme Events on Structures’. During these years he further developed some ideas into patents called the ‘Load Bearing Structural Assembly’, a.k.a. ForceGenie, which he has spoken on numerous times through the USA, and through-out the world.
Bradford has been involved with several professional organizations, including AIA, ASCE, and SEAoT, to name a few, where he has served in a number of leadership positions. As well, he has entered and won several innovative and design contests with the same. With this, he was also awarded ‘Best Entrepreneur Award’ for the ForceGenie business model.
In the late ‘90’s, Bradford started Bradford Russell Architects, which has evolved into BR Architects, Inc., dba BR Architects & Engineers (BRAE), proficient in a wide variety of project types. Under the guidance of Bradford, BRAE participates regularly in the Professional Internship Program with local High School students who aspire to go to college for studies in architecture and / or engineering.