Bradley Wheeler

Architectural Photography + Writing

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0 ABITARE website

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architect: Helmut Jahn

project: Goodbye to Helmut Jahn

1 OFARCH

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architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox

project: 3 supertall towers: Seoul, Shenzhen, Guangzhou

2 OFARCH

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architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

project: 3 international projects: Istanbul, New York City, Milan

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architect: I. M. Pei

project: A Century of I. M. Pei

3B The Architectʼs Newspaper

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architect: CO Architects + Ayers Saint Gross Architects

project: Health Sciences Education Building

3C Design Diffusion News

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architect: Belzberg Architects

project: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

3D architektur.aktuell

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architect: Jean Nouvel

project: 40 Mercer Street, NYC

3E LʼArca

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architect: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

project: New 42 Studios

3F INTERNI

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designer: Jim Budman

project: home-studio-gallery

3G 91 Degrees

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architect: Charles & Ray Eames

project: Case Study House No. 8

3H Architecture + Design

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project: essay by Bradley Wheeler “Futurismo 2.0 - The Emerging Wave”

3I architektur.aktuell

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architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au

project: Central Los Angeles Area High School #9

4 OFARC

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architect: SmithGroup Chicago

project: Chamberlain Group HQ + SmithGroup office Chicago

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architect: Perkins Eastman + creator Angus Vail

project: Container Globe Theater

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architect: Perkins Eastman

project: Green Line Manhattan

7 OFARCH

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architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky

project: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Kohl building

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architect: Pei Architects

project: work in progress: Bank of China, Jiangdong

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architect: SmithGroup

project: Lake Trust Credit Union

"Bradley Wheeler is the rare architectural photographer whose knowledge of architecture and interest in photography pushes him beyond simply capturing a building's physical properties in beautiful photographs. Bradley understands that architecture is not only the initially perceived components but, more importantly, the space, the light, and the people as they interact with the architecture. His keen understanding of these qualities is evident in the images and words that Bradley creates.

Over the last ten years, I and other colleagues at Steinberg Hart have had the pleasure and luck to have Bradley present some of our architectural projects in photography and text. His clear focus and persistence express our projects' forms, context, and details. His efforts have resulted in our work being published in prestigious international publications."

Nestor Bottino, FAIA, Partner

Steinberg Hart

“Bradley: I wanted to write you and let you know how much we have appreciated your work in regard to the publication of our projects. Your contacts internationally have allowed us access to a diverse selection of magazines and worldwide venues. Such international exposure in a variety of fine magazines from diverse countries has been terrific. We have particularly appreciated the exposure in Asia where we had not previously made contacts. Needless to say this has been very helpful to the practice. We wanted to thank you again for all your hard work in this regard.”

Patricia Patkau, Principal

Patkau Architects, Vancouver, British Columbia

"I am always moved by Bradley Wheeler's poignant articles. His extensive knowledge of historical and contemporary architecture have proved essential in delivering articulate and engaging stories of current buildings and spaces. His description of our work provided insight to conditions and experiences which we have not been able to express ourselves. A true journalist and exceptional writer."

Hagy Belzberg FAIA, OAA, Principal

Belzberg Architects, Los Angeles

“Bradley Wheeler has written very articulate and evocative articles on several of our projects. His powerful insights into our work have found unique opportunities for publication. We are very impressed with Bradley's skill in bringing our buildings to life in text.”

Julie Snow, FAIA, Principal

Snow Kreilich Architects, Minneapolis

“We were pleased that Bradley Wheeler took an interest in a number of CO Architects’ projects. With his architecture background, he brings a keen eye and sensitivity to his project analyses. It’s great to have someone write about our work who really knows what it takes to design and build.”

Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA, Principal

CO Architects, Los Angeles

“Bradley Wheeler has written two very insightful articles for us. He goes the extra mile to ensure that the perspectives of everyone involved in our buildings, both designers and clients, are included, then he translates them into a story that is accessible and enjoyable to audiences both here and abroad.”

Ray H. Dovell, AIA, Principal

Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, New York City

“Bradley Wheelerʼs architectural background allows him to interpret and convey architectural design intent in a narrative manner that makes the building more relatable to all audiences interested in design. He can successfully capture the big ideas, as well as identify high level detailing and technical strategies. His presentation technique is enlightening and balanced because his understanding successfully spans these broad topics and their impact on the final design.”

Jack Black, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal

Ayers Saint Gross, Phoenix

“Bradley, Sincere thanks for creating the beautifully crafted and compellingly written articles about our work. I particularly like the way you examined our projects in depth and included explanations that probe our intent. For example, the fact that you recognized entry and arrival sequences are a crucial part of our design work is very important to us. We have worked with many architectural writers over the past, 40 years, and believe that your architectural training informs your writing in a unique and creative way.”

Les Wallach, FAIA, Founding Principal

Line and Space LLC, Tucson

"Bradley Wheeler took a few quality images and a very technical, to-the-point architectural description for SmithGroup's U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center project and crafted a truly superb article and layout for the Italian magazine OFARCH. SmithGroup Inc., ranking as the nation's 7th largest architecture and engineering firm with offices in ten U.S. cities, is extremely proud of this award winning project and was anxious to share it with other designers and architecture aficionados around the world. As the project's designer, I felt Brad did an excellent job of communicating the soul of the project though an articulate exploration of the challenges faced and overcome in a 5 year long design and construction process."

David Kranz, FAIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Corporate Design Director

SmithGroup, Phoenix

“Bradley Wheeler has been an excellent partner and advocate for SmithGroup Chicago officeʼs completed architectural designs.

Our interaction with Bradley started with a portfolio review of completed and on-theboard projects. From there, Bradley pitched several of our completed projects to OFArch magazine. We were very pleased to hear OFArch magazine was interested in two of our projects, the Chamberlain Group headquarters, and SmithGroupʼs Chicago office design.

Bradley was attentive, curious and detailed while interviewing our staff and asked many follow-up questions to accurately portray the project stories. Our design staff was extremely pleased with the opportunity to have our projects featured in OFArch magazine and we look forward to the next opportunity to work with Bradley.”

Tim Tracey, AIA, Vice President, Office Director

SmithGroup, Chicago

“We have worked with Bradley Wheeler over the past several years. Bradley has written excellent articles about some of our highest profile projects, including the Bank of China Headquarters (designed by Didi and Sandi Pei along with their father I. M. Pei) in Beijing, as well as our firm's recent rebranding.

Bradley's articles are well written, thorough, and engaging. Given his professional background in architecture, Bradley is able to recognize and accurately articulate critical aspects of our designs, as well as highlight essential elements such as sustainability and LEED features.

Thanks to his articles, our firm has enjoyed additional exposure in the European and the Asian markets, and we feel that such exposure has been valuable to the practice. Bradley is a true professional, and we look forward to working with him again in the near future.”

Gina A. Bedoya, FSMPS, Director of Marketing & Business Development

PEI Architects, New York City

“Weʼve been pleased to get to know Bradley, and are grateful for his insight into our work. He is thorough in his research and captures a grain of detail and intention in our projects that is refreshing for us, allowing us to see it in a newer and more refined light through his eyes. We hope to continue to publish through Bradley."

Nick Winton, AIA, Principal

Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge MA

"Bradley Wheeler has been an unique and extraordinary resource to our firm specifically and to the profession of architecture as a whole. His background in architecture mixed with his skill as a photographer and writer separate him from others in his field. He writes from an in depth understanding of the underlying concept and guiding principals of design and presents an in depth article that not only appeals to the professional but layman as well. His ability through his work and relationships to unlock potential opportunities for Overland around the world in Asia, Europe and Latin America have proven invaluable. The timing of his most recent article on Overland in the Design Diffusion News magazine in Italy during the world Expo in Milan was extremely helpful in reaching a broad yet targeted market at an opportune time. He is always thinking about the Bigger Picture."

Tim Blonkvist FAIA, Founding Partner

Overland Partners, San Antonio

“Weʼve been very fortunate to have Bradley write about our architecture and landscape projects. Heʼs helped give our work great international exposure. Weʼre looking forward to continuing the collaboration.”

Julie Smith-Clementi, Principal Architect, Partner

Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Los Angeles

“Bradley, Itʼs been a delight to work with you. We had no idea that so shortly after meeting you weʼd be published in not one, but two prestigious Italian architecture and design journals. Both of them were on our lobby coffee table when the Board of the Chinati Foundation walked in along with artist Robert Irwin with whom we are doing a new project. This is the kind of design credibility that is helping us reinvigorate our 75 year history as leading designers in the Southwest. I certainly didnʼt expect the bonus of a trip to Milan for the International Design Exposition, sponsored by the magazines. I expect to learn a great deal there. We look forward to continuing to know you and to work with you on future publications.”

Chris Carson, FAIA, Principal

Ford Powell & Carson Architects and Planners, San Antonio

“Bradley Wheeler's voice as an architectural writer is both articulate and spot on. He is, at once, comprehensive and succinct. He nails essences and details. He places projects--precisely and engagingly--in their historical, geographic, stylistic, and human context. He knows architecture. When reading his descriptions of our work, I am amazed and pleased that he--or anyone--so gets it. He is a rare and valuable writer.”

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, Principal

Lehrer Architects, Silver Lake, California

"Bradley has the rare ability to grasp an architect's ideas and to convey that in his writing, while simultaneously managing to portray the clients who actually inhabit these spaces; he is able to see architecture and design from both points of view. He also knows how to make sure that his creative vision for a story becomes reality, by achieving articles that are beautifully presented within prestigious international publications."

Roger Hirsch, AIA, Principal

Roger Hirsch Architect, New York City

“Bradley's writing style has been very compatible with our work. He has been able to capture and communicate the subtleties of our architecture to the readers of various international magazines, with an understanding of the important aspects of siting, environmental sensitivity and precise programming we employ in our designs. We have benefited from the exposure he has provided us, and always look forward to working with him.”

Teresa Rosano, AIA, Principal

Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, Tucson

“Bradley: Thank you for all your efforts in seeing our work published internationally. Your architectural knowledge and writing skills truly captured the spirit of our work and effectively translated that to new audiences. Your enthusiasm, creativity and professionalism are noteworthy and I look forward to working with you again.”

Tad Tsukamoto, AIA, Principal

Intrinsik Architecture Inc., Bozeman, Montana

“Bradleyʼs articles are insightful and always speak to our potential client base. Here in Japan, we are using his Italian articles as marketing tools to promote our work. He has consistently written to our great satisfaction. He is able to give us international exposure with a subtle sense of humor.”

Edward Suzuki Architect, Principal

Edward Suzuki Associates, Tokyo

“Before being an architectural photographer and writer, Bradley Wheeler was above all an architect. This background permits him to have an attentive eye and keen sensibility to understand the spirit of our projects. He possesses the ability to communicate the essence of our design in his articles, by gathering all the aspects which characterize our studio. He published our work here in Italy, and “brought” us to China in an important architecture magazine, thanks to his numerous publishing contacts. The comparison with him for us is always very constructive; working together is always a nice
experience.”

Antonio Gasparri, Founding Principal

A2 Studio, Imola, Italy

“Bradley: I wanted to send you a note of thanks. I saw the article you wrote about this house in Design Diffusion News in Italy and am thrilled. It is extremely well written and manages to give a pitch perfect voice to the efforts in designing and building the space. The sense of whimsey is articulated with equal deference to the utility and environmental aspects of the project. It is a tremendous boon to be able to have the work shown in Italy; a direct result of your efforts.

Tante mille grazie / Many thanks”

Sallie Trout, Artist/Designer

Trout Studios, Dripping Springs, Texas

“Several of my clients have enjoyed the benefits of being the subject of Bradleyʼs articles. He understands the buildings and the architectsʼ motivations and relays them to the reader with intelligent—and poetic—prose.”

Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA, Principal

Taylor & Company Public Relations, Los Angeles

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