Bradford Watson, NCARB
phone: (406) 994-3781
Bradford Watson received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University and a Post-Professional Masters from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is a licensed architect who spent 12 years in professional practice with an emphasis on cultural and performing arts design and planning prior to joining Montana State University.
He has undertaken extensive research on the displaced terrain of Butte, Montana resulting from its history of extraction -- resulting in a new landscape that can be reconsidered as a topography of possible occupation and intervention through new reclamation strategies. His research has been presented at the ACSA International Conference and published in MONU, Scenario, and On Site Review. He has also been awarded a small project grant through the Butte Natural Resource Damage Council to reclaim the former Bonanza Mine Dump as a community asset and economic generator through BMX.
His current research examines the occupation of the Mountain West and the extractive nature of that occupation, both through resource and experiential extraction. This research has been presented at the ACSA, CELA and DCA conferences and published in Ground Up and On Site Review.Resume