Bradley Cantrell is Associate Professor of Landscape Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.
He is also Director of MLA Degree Program at the Harvard GSD.
He is a landscape architect and scholar whose work focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design.
Bradley Cantrell received his BSLA from the University of Kentucky and his MLA from the Harvard GSD.
He has held academic appointments at the Harvard GSD, The Rhode Island School of Design, and the Louisiana State University Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture where he led the school as graduate coordinator and director. His work in Louisiana over the past decade points to a series of methodologies that develop modes of modeling, simulation, and embedded computation that express and engage the complexity of overlapping physical, cultural, and economic systems.
His work has been presented and published in a range of peer-reviewed venues internationally including ACADIA, CELA, EDRA, ASAH, and ARCC.
His work in digital representation ranges from improving the workflow of digital media in the design process, to providing a methodology for deconstructing landscape through compositing and film editing techniques. His work in media has been recognized through a range of venues and has engaged both public and private clients. He develops and designs devices and infrastructures that create complex interrelationships between maintenance, evolved processes, and environmental response.
Bradley Cantrell is the co-author of Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture:Contemporary techniques and tools for digital representation in site design(Wiley, 2010) that connects traditional analog techniques and methods of representation to similar digital methodologies; Modeling the Environment:Techniques and tools for the 3D illustration of dynamic landscapes (Wiley, 2012), exploring an approach to digital modeling that is specific to environmental design and landscape architecture; and Responsive Landscapes: Strategies for responsive technologies in landscape architecture (Routledge, 2015) that highlights a range of case studies in architecture, landscape architecture, computer science, and art that employ responsive technologies as mediators of landscape processes.
Bradley Cantrell was a workshop expert at the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction dedicated to “Infrastructure Space” held April 7-9, 2016 in Detroit, USA.