Senior Architect | Associate

Virginia Beach, VA


Becky Brady is a senior architect specializing in K-12 education design and a leading advocate for the creation of safe, engaging learning environments. In addition to K-12, her experience spans project types including higher education, federal, and commercial. Becky partners with her clients to understand their concerns and priorities and develop solutions that respond to each community’s unique educational needs. She is experienced in space planning, programming, design development, inter-disciplinary coordination, and the creation of specifications and construction documents.

Becky is passionate about school safety, with an emphasis on prevention tactics that seamlessly blend into a positive school setting such as outdoor experiences, open design concepts, and streamlined entrances. She has authored content on this topic including Safer K-12 Design: School Should Look – and Feel – Like School and The Value of Outdoor Environments to K-12 Learning, Health, and Student Safety. Becky is also a member of the national taskforce created by the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) to study, vet, and consolidate school safety concepts to update A4LE’s Safe Schools: A Best Practices Guide.

A proud Hokie, Becky holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Outside of work, she enjoys watching football, reading, and vacationing with her husband and daughters.