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Brad, Architecture, & Life:

Brad grew up in Northern B.C., in a rural setting at Rose Lake, in the Lakes District. In his Grade 8 shop class he discovered drafting for the first time, and decided then to become an architect. As a teenager he moved to Vancouver, and acquired his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981, majoring in Art History, and while he was there met his future wife, Evangeline. 

He then moved to Winnipeg to study architecture at the University of Manitoba, and was married in 1985. In 1989 his first son was born, and Brad graduated a year later, with a Masters in Architecture in 1990. He worked in Winnipeg for a mid-sized firm for a short time, before returning with his wife and son to Vancouver.

In Vancouver he worked for first a small firm, then a larger firm, and participated in & managed multi-family wood frame construction, high-rise residential projects, as well as resort projects in Whistler, B.C.

He became a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia in 1995.

In 1999 Brad moved to Hinton with his family, where he became a partner in the logging business with his brothers, and where he began his own design & drafting business.

He was licensed for architectural practice in Alberta in 2002,  when he became a member of the Alberta Association of Architects.

In 2003, Brad's fifth son was born, and he continues to live a family life & practice architecture from Hinton, with projects in Alberta and British Columbia.  For ten years, Brad served as first a member, and then as chair for the Hinton Municipal Planning Commission.

His practice, Brad Humphrey Architect Ltd., continues to be doing well. It is a small rural firm with a broad scope of practice, specializing in everything from shops, residential subdivision & commercial planning services, office & retail space, as well as hotels/ motels, and mountain lodge design. Brad's firm has done work in public building construction & programming, theatre & stage design, car dealerships, ambulance & medical clinics, the local SPCA for dogs & cats, resorts in Jasper, remote mountain cabins, and interior design for the mining business. He has created learning spaces, hospitality spaces, and has enjoyed many home design & renovation projects, including a French-provincial style house, and a recent man-cave. 

He really likes building things.