Having been raised in the Adirondack Park of New York State, Tad Bradley, developed an early and on-going appreciation of nature and the environment. Upon receiving his Master of Architecture degree at Montana State University in 2003, Tad worked in both residential and commercial architecture firms in Boston, MA and Bozeman, MT. Compelled to physically explore and develop a greater understanding of materials he sought out opportunities and worked in landscaping, house-framing, blacksmithing, painting, and fused glass. These experiences were then disseminated and gave better clarity to his early-career architecture students.

Tad’s research is diverse. He has led undergraduate and graduate courses in psychological effects of space, design fundamentals, architectural design, graphic and portfolio design and craft of kiln-formed [fused] glass. Tad is passionate in bringing the most diverse and interdisciplinary education possible to his students. This has led to three separate international collaborative opportunities for MSU architecture students. Joining glass majors from the Alberta College of Art and Design and the Rochester Institute of Technology, MSU architecture students collaborate with peers and educators at Northland Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland for a two-week symposia.