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.
BPA President, Edward R. Parker, co-founded the firm in 1981 with the vision of developing loyal, trusting relationships with clients by providing them with consistent, solid, hands-on support accompanied by a “can do” attitude that continues to be the hallmark of the company’s success.
Mr. Parker is a 1975 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. Parker interned and gained architectural experience working at the firms for Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum and Leo A. Daly. His employment at these firms exposed him to corporate architecture and large-scale projects. He translated this experience into a business model for BPA and the philosophy of personalized architectural service through a teamwork approach.
In addition to the 35 years of architectural experience, Mr. Parker provides strong and stable leadership to the team at BPA, resulting in consistent growth in revenues for the firm. Fostering a culture that thrives on being a “professional family,” Mr. Parker encourages BPA employees at all levels to learn, grow and take the reins when they are ready.
Today, Mr. Parker not only oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm, but is also actively involved in multiple projects. Mr. Parker often travels to various international locations to serve as a key member of the architectural/engineering design team, and lends his vast experience to help make sound judgments to ensure the successful culmination of BPA projects.
BPA Vice President, Tyrone B. Bradley, is a seasoned architect with more than 35 years of experience. Mr. Bradley joined the firm in 1982 and became a principal in 1993. In 1996, the firm was restructured and officially changed its name to Bradley/Parker & Associates, P.C.
After graduating from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1971 and serving two years (1971-1973) 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 branch of Robert Traynham Coles, Architect, P.C.
Alongside Mr. Parker, Mr. Bradley serves as the foundation that leads the BPA team. He often stresses that others should be given opportunities to make important decisions, as long as they are the right ones for the customer. Loyalty goes both ways for Mr. Bradley. He is always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that the staff is armed with the latest technology, knowledge, and the most productive and comfortable environment to work in, but he also expects employees to go the extra mile for the firm and its customers.
Mr. Bradley often participates in worldwide travel and oversees BPA’s projects and manages the firm’s large contracts. Known for facing complex challenges head on, teammates and customers consider Mr. Bradley a valuable and integral member of their team.
William McNabb 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.
Mr. 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 to the firm alongside William McNabb in 2007. Mr. Hermann continues to serve as 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.