Brady Dunlop Architect, AIBC, AAA, MRAIC | Vancouver

The past 20 years in the profession have allowed Brady to work with an incredible array of private and public client groups. As an individual that highly values people being the focus of the work we do, developing relationships is an important part of each project. As a principal at DIALOG, Brady’s responsibilities as a project leader see him engaging clients and applying his craft. A pragmatist and a designer, Brady values both in discovering innovative and sustainable solutions to operate within the constraints of each project. Value and quality being the underpinnings of any proposed solution, each project offers distinct opportunities to creatively reflect the individuality of its context when viewed through questioning lenses.

Fascinated by product design, furniture, and European automobiles, Brady nearly pursued a career in industrial design. Throughout his career and perhaps an extension of his farming origins, his work has been strongly influenced by an understanding of the history of place and the necessity for stewardship of the environment. Brady enjoys the opportunities that exist when moving between architecture, interior design and urban design with the interplay of scale and how people inhabit the spaces. Brady’s skills at DIALOG have been applied to all types of projects as he leads multidisciplinary teams by example: institutional, mixed-use, multi-family residential, retail, office, commercial and transit form much of his portfolio. In recent years he has exercised his skills on numerous multi-family residential and mixed-use projects in Canada and the United States. He has completed twenty JJ Bean cafes across Canada, and master planned several communities. In 2008, Brady was awarded a Lieutenant Governor’s Award, a Governor General’s Award and a World Architecture Award for the Nk’ Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Large or small, his approach to design consistently seeks to be creative and to make a positive and lasting contribution to communities.

Brady values the strong culture that exists across the DIALOG studios and recognizes its importance in team building and idea generation. He plays an active and supportive role in the Vancouver Studio and shares his perspective as a volunteer on the City of Vancouver Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee.

Featured Projects

  • Winnipeg Marketlands Competition, Winnipeg, MA
  • Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
  • Times Square Mixed-Use Richmond, BC
  • UBC Student Union Building (The Nest)
  • Smithe and Richards Urban Park
  • “The Mark” Residential Tower, Vancouver, BC
  • “Charleson” Residential Tower, Vancouver, BC
  • “50-50” Marine Drive Mixed Use, Vancouver, BC
  • Concord Pacific North East False Creek Master Plan, Vancouver, BC
  • Capliano Mall Master Plan, North Vancouver, BC
  • “The Park” Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA
  • “The River”, Calgary, AB
  • “Pond Villas”, Vancouver, BC
  • JJ Bean Cafe:
    • Cambie (Vancouver)
    • Main (Vancouver)
    • Marine Building (Vancouver)
    • Woodwards (Vancouver)
    • CBC (Vancouver)
    • UBC (Vancouver)
    • Dunsmuir (Vancouver)
    • Bidwell (Vancouver)
    • Alexander (Toronto)
    • Bay Street (Toronto)
    • Woodwards(Vancouver)