My development as an Architect has always been a professional experience, both in the classroom and at the office. Many of my friends and family would often come up to me and say, "...you really believe you is a business man Hey!!" Well, "...what can I say?" I guess I have carried myself in a professional manner.
Practicing Architecture has helped me understand many different types of people, design concerns, details and law of construction, business administration, contract negotiations and many organizational and documentation techniques, which have all been an asset to my real life development skills. I find that the study of Architecture and the practice of Architecture are both fundamental to becoming a complete Architect, simply because the study of architecture revolves around understanding the detailed styles of buildings and their components and the practice requires a more detailed understanding of people and the value of teamwork. Since working in the field, I have worked with co-workers from different colleges of different design principals, clients form around the world and of different cultural backgrounds and contractors and suppliers specializing in many different products and crafts, all of whom have different personalities. However their differences, as an Architect it is my job to ensure that the chemistry between this group of people on any project on any given day of the week remains respectful, honest and professional if the project is to achieve its maximum potential.
As a professional Architect I have learned that design should become like your second nature, almost automatic, this should never be a struggle but a joy. The real challenge is not our craft, instead it is using your combined knowledge of different personalities and building techniques to find ways of meeting design criteria and budget restrictions within a specified time period. Yes, our job is not just developing buildings for infrastructural development but also developing "IDEAS FOR A PEACEFUL LIVING."
Initiated by the inhabitation of primitive caverns, architecture today has become a constant celebration and study of the integration of innovative thoughts and inventions from throughout the many disciplines of the world. Having unconsciously committed myself as a life long student of architecture, my arrogance is on many occasions overwhelmed by my concern for the built versus the natural environment, all in an effort to take positive steps forward through the progression of life, which evolves constantly in a capsule of time.
"Whatever career you choose for yourself, make it one of humanity,
and you will make a better person of yourself, a great nation of
your country, and a finer world to live in."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"An architect should be high minded, not arrogant but faithful,
just, and easy to deal with without strife. Let him not be a
mercenary nor let his mind be pre-occupied with his remuneration. At
the request of others, not at his own should he undertake a task."
-Pollio Vitruvius ~ Roman Architect/Engineer 1st Century B.C.
"I sincerely believe that the ability to design and create must come
from God because his creation exists for all to experience."
-Dezon A. Curry ~ Life-long student of architecture.
Iradez Architects International Ltd President / Principal Designer -Dec. 2007 - Present Brad's Design-Build Designer / Assistant Manager -Jun. 2004 - Nov. 2007 The Architectural Studio Designer / Head Technician -Sept. 2003 - Jun. 2004 Brad's Design-Build Technician / Designer (Part-time) -Jan. 1998 - Dec. 2002 Wesley G.R. & Associates Intern Technician (Part-time) -Jun. 1996 - Dec. 1997
Licensed Professional Architect Nassau, Bahamas -June 2007 Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Architecture Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia -Sept. 2000 - June 2003 Associate of Architecture Program College of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas -Sept. 1996 - June 1999
National Youth Achievement Award -October 2003 National Dean's List Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia -Jun. 2001 - Jun. 2002 AIAS Georgia Legacy Charrette - Winning Team Savannah, Georgia -October 2001
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