Brad Smith selected as a Member of the City of Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel
February 6, 2018
Formed in 2018, the Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel is an independent advisory body comprised of design professionals that provides urban design advice to the Planning and Building Department on all tall and mid rise buildings and all public development projects, studies, and policy initiatives.
Brad has a passion for design and carries a fresh, forward-thinking, enthusiastic energy to every project. He is driven by the intimate relationship to memories of place, emotional connection to environments, and the understanding of how people interact with the landscape. Brad has been involved in numerous design and planning projects throughout Ontario, Alberta, and western Canada.
As a Senior Landscape Architect at Seferian Design Group, Brad is a full member of the OALA, CSLA, and the ASLA. Brad strongly believes that it is both the opportunity and responsibility of landscape architects to give back to their communities and educate on design and the profession. He is passionate about giving back to the Burlington community. Brad is currently a Board Member for the Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA) and Member of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation’s Young Professional Committee. Brad was a member of the Urban Design Peer Review Panel for the City of London in 2014. He also volunteers his time for various community initiatives throughout Burlington (public art juries, community events, active transportation initiatives) and the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Brad recognized the current contentious issue facing the City of Burlington and wanted to be part of the fix. He is excited to provide urban design expertise to balance growth and intensification in the City. Brad has a vested interest in the local ecology and the cultural history of Burlington and he takes great pride in the understanding and treatment of public spaces throughout the city.