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Brad Culver

Brad Culver

Professor

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

brad.culver@sheridancollege.ca

Brad Culver is the Program Coordinator of the Honours Bachelor of Interior Design Program and has been a Professor at Sheridan since 2000. He was also Coordinator of the Interior Design Diploma Program from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining Sheridan, Brad taught in the Interior Design and Architectural Technology programs at other Toronto area colleges.

Brad completed a Master of Urban Design Studies (MUDS) degree from the University of Toronto in 2009, while on Sabbatical. He has Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) degrees from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University) in Halifax. He also has a BA (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton.

Prior to starting his own practices, Brad worked with architecture offices in Halifax, Toronto and London, England, including Sir Terence Conran’s firm in London. He is a partner in the Architecture and Interior Design firm Culver and Henderson Building Design Inc. (since 1991) in Toronto. His firm has designed and built over 500 projects, including new houses, renovations, offices, restaurants, small condominium buildings and landscapes. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and was for many years active as an Educator member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). His work has been featured in various magazine articles, exhibitions, books, and television shows. Brad was nominated as a TVO (TV Ontario) 'Best Lecturer' in the 2009-10 television competition of various university/college teachers.

Brad is also a music composer and performer, whose work has been featured on radio.

Over the years, Brad has hired many Sheridan students and Interior Design graduates to work in his office. There is typically at least one Sheridan Interior Design graduate working in Brad’s office at any time.

Education

  • BA (Bachelor of Arts), With Distinction (University of Alberta): 1977-1980.
  • BEDS (Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies) (Technical University of Nova Scotia): 1981-1983.
  • BArch (Bachelor of Architecture) (Technical University of Nova Scotia): 1984-1987.
  • MUDS (Master of Urban Design Studies) (University of Toronto): 2008-2009
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)

Teaching Interests

Brad's courses explore the 'process' of design, emphasizing rigorous student involvement, scholarship and initiative. He currently teaches courses in the 1st and 3rd year of the HBID Program, including Detailing 1 and Design Theory 2.
Brad has taught many other courses over the years, from 1st year Interiors Studio, to both Sustainable Practices courses, to Professional Practices, to 4th year Advanced Studio.

Research Interests

Brad's research and writing focus on issues related to sustainable design, creative exploration, critical analysis, independent research, design history, the language of style, on-line learning and design education.
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