Tad Bradley

Design Professional


I was raised in the Adirondack mountains of New York, always exploring the forests and natural environment. When I relocated to Montana, where I have now lived more than half of my life, I knew that I had found my next home to explore.


Prior to SMA, my experience included practice in several architecture firms in both Bozeman and Boston while teaching undergraduate and graduate architecture students at MSU, SDSU, and at the BAC [Boston] for over a decade. Most recently I had the privilege of working at Bjerke Architects here in Helena.


I have always been interested in the details of how space and materials come together, especially how space affects our psyche. In conjunction with this interest I continually explore and test material limits through fine art as well as both small and large-scale [public] sculptures. I currently have five permanent art installations on the MSU campus. Narrowing my interests and passions within the field of design to one title is impossible. I credit architecture for continually presenting me with diverse and challenging questions and the opportunity to discover answers in a meaningful and inspiring way. I am honored to join the talented, energetic, and dedicated SMA team.


Outside of the office I spend a great deal of time hiking with my fiancé and black lab, the two best exploring partners I could ask for. I love flyfishing, frisbee, travel to foreign countries, teaching fused glass courses and creating art.

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