Senior Housing, Assisted Living, Independent Living
Retrofitting existing buildings for another use
Recreational Facilities, Swimming Pools
Kansas State University - Master of Architecture
Dennis Bradley is the firms principal and founded the firm in 1995. After graduating from Kansas State University he work for Mantel Teter Architects primarily working on religious and educational projects and most notably designed the Auditorium and Alumni Complex at the University of Missouri, Rolla, the Natatorium at Missouri Southern State University and several projects at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. In addition he designed two mid-rise offices buildings for Ted Ehney at Executive Hills in Overland Park, Kansas.
Mr. Bradley was then employed by the Austin Company as a lead designer for the Corporate Headquarters for Federal Express in Memphis Tenn. After leaving the Austin Company he returned to Mantel Teter Architects for a short period before leaving to start his own firm, Bradley + Holton Architects and designing the corporate office building for Unimark and offices for Rural Route Tours. During that same period Mr. Bradley did contract work for Marshall & Brown on office buildings in Corporate Woods and for BNIM on Bankers Square in Overland Park.
In 1985 he joined HNTB and worked on the Papago Deck and Park Tunnel and the 10th Street Bridge in Phoenix, the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Alameda Towers Condominiums and the corporate offices for Utilicorp.
In 1986 Mr. Bradley with Donald Gardner formed Group One Architects. Projects of significance during that period include a three year open end contact with the U.S. Postal Service completing over 100 various projects for USPS that included accessible renovations throughout Missouri and Kansas, various maintenance projects, and design of several new facilities. They also completed design work on several projects for the Kansas City Missouri School District one of which was the Northeast Middle School addition; several projects for the Kansas City Zoo and most notably the Elephant Exhibit and the Animal Hospital. We also designed the Gem Theater at the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District and provided architectural services for the renovation of a number of projects for various Housing Authorities throughout Kansas and Missouri that included the renovation of T.B. Watkins renovation for the Kansas City Missouri Housing Authority.
In that time Group One architects grew from a two member firm to be the 22nd largest firm in the metro area.
In 1995 Mr. Bradley left the partnership of Group One Architects and started b+a architecture.