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How We Work

The BSA office model revolves around the digital workforce, leveraging the dynamics of a swiftly changing job market - we are geographically distributed rather than all being co-located. This allows us to be most efficient, hire the best talent, and tailor a dynamic team to meet the specific needs of your project. 

Brad Smith

Founder & Chairman

Brad SmithBrad is the guiding visionary of Brad Smith Associates, Inc. and has been creating memorable places for his clients since 1982. Brad knows the practical aspects of planning, project implementation, and on-going maintenance. His foundational understanding, coupled with strong design abilities and a high level of integrity have yielded numerous innovative, creative, and highly successful projects for his company’s clients.

His passion is planning and his "big-picture" focus, coupled with his "what-if" questioning causes the team to maximize project potential and achieve exceptional results. Brad's perspective is action-oriented -- he is a navigator and his "Let's get going" outlook serves him and his firm well, resulting in creative solutions and goals being met.

Brad is a good communicator. His use of humor, metaphor, and relational skills serve him well whether he is facilitating public forums, leading a multi-disciplinary design charrette, or simply involved in a client meeting.

Scott Girard

Director of Imaginality™

Scott brings an incredible operational skill set and tremendous expertise to our team, having served with the world-renowned Walt Disney “Imagineering” group as Head of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture Worldwide, and subsequently was honored to serve as General Manager of Operations for Disney’s Horticulture at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

He will tell you that when Disney went to a zero-based budgeting scenario, he quickly realized that certain design changes could have greatly impacted the bottom line significantly. This led to the crafting of the LandEconics program, a software tool that can help to optimize landscapes for long-term economic performance.

In his role as Director of Imaginality, Scott shares his expertise as the coach and mentor for our planning and design staff. He maintains a keen eye toward constructability and ongoing maintenance considerations – while not compromising creativity one bit.

A former member of the Curriculum Advisory Council for the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida, Scott has also served on the State Technical Committee for Agribusiness for the Florida Department of Education’s CTE Program

Our Associates

Lauren Colunga

Lauren’s strength is to view projects in their entirety and then manage and organize the detailed internal workflow to bring those projects into reality. Her experience includes landscape architecture in the U.S, England, Germany, and Okinawa and focuses on creative solutions to traditional problems. She helped construct 3 award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens while in England and began partnering with Brad Smith Associates in 2013 after living overseas for 11 years. She specializes in conceptual planning (at every scale), garden design, graphic design, and 3D modeling; software proficiencies include CAD, LandFX, SketchUP, Photoshop, and InDesign. Coordinating with partner organizations to manage out-sourced workflow, she ensures seamless integration of external input with final project delivery.

Lauren has been working with BSA since 2013 and is currently based in Alexandria, VA


Corryn East

Corryn is focused on developing solutions for complex design challenges. She strives to bring a comprehensive approach to place-making in all phases of the design process- translating dynamic design solutions into tangible landscapes that come to life. With each task she undertakes, Corryn works to ensure full adherence to design integrity, while considering all aspects of a project’s requirements. Her passion for Landscape Architecture is rooted in her extensive travels. She is fascinated by the cultural formation of landscapes and the respective influence of landscape on culture. Her work is equally motivated by form and function. At every scale, her approach to design draws from a recognition of the past and present of a space, while anticipating it’s evolution.  

Corryn received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was a recipient of a Virginia ASLA Honor Award.  

Corryn joined BSA in 2018. She is based in Boston, MA.

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