BPA is a group of 20 professionals who provide our clients with hands-on, personalized service unique to small firms. By eliminating intermediate management layers, BPA has created a company with a lateral structure in which all project team members are given the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a project. One of the four principals oversees each project to expedite communication, ensure quality control, and maintain client satisfaction. The organizational strategies enhance the firm’s flexibility and responsiveness. The result is an efficient operation that can design and execute the optimal solution on budget and on schedule. This combination of teamwork and leadership create a spirit of group responsibility and dedication within the firm.
Tyrone B. Bradley, president and COO, is an architect with more than 40 years of professional practice. Mr. Bradley joined BPA in 1982 and was elevated to principal and partner in 1993. In 1996, the firm was restructured and reincorporated as Bradley/Parker & Associates, P.C.
Mr. Bradley is a graduate of Southern University’s School of Architecture, which was located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam era. Mr. Bradley started his architectural career at Harry Weese & Associates (the Architect of Record for the Washington, D.C. Metro System). Prior to joining BPA, Mr. Bradley served as Project/Office Manager for the Washington, D.C. office of Robert Traynham Coles, Architect, P.C.
It is Mr. Bradley’s desire that aspiring architects be exposed to the decision making process on projects within the office, and when proven, through these experiences, given the opportunity to manage projects and interface with clients. Also important to the professional development of staff is a work environment that is conducive to creativity, and equipped with all the latest technological advances in the profession at their individual disposal.
Mr. Bradley’s ideal of a successful practice is one that possesses these three characteristics; Responsive to clients; Produces a quality, budget conscience design package; Is competitive with its peers, in terms of innovation and project delivery.
William McNabb, BPA Vice President, has spent much of his career as an architect at BPA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1988 from the University of Texas at Austin and began his architectural career as a staff architect for Stuart Liss & Associates. Mr. McNabb joined BPA in 1992 as a staff architect and has continued to dedicate his skills to furthering the success of BPA. In 2007, he became a principal at BPA. His dedication to customer service, loyalty to the firm, and sophisticated technical skills continue to make Mr.McNabb one of the firm’s most valuable leaders.
Mr. McNabb is known for his technical creativity and ability to provide the best possible solutions to our clients. He has consistently demonstrated the ability to successfully manage complex projects while working with the latest technologies available. Clients and teammates rely on him to produce high quality products and deliver unparalleled service.
Melroy Hermann began his career as an intern architect at Technic Architects, after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1988 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to joining BPA as a project architect in 1998, Mr. Hermann served as a project manager for Sverdrup Facilities. He became a principal with the firm along with William McNabb in 2007. Mr. Hermann continues to serve as Vice President and as a liaison for the firm’s key clients and has developed a niche of loyal clients by continually establishing higher standards for BPA services.
Mr. Hermann is also experienced and skilled in working worldwide with project teams comprised of engineers and construction consultants. His creative and pragmatic skills as an architect, combined with his ability to communicate what is essential to complete projects on time and on budget, make him a key player on any team.