Brad Goetz received a dual Master of Landscape Architecture and City Planning with a Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Environmental Design Cum Laude from Texas A&M University. While at Penn Brad was awarded the University of Pennsylvania ASLA Award of Honor, Chairs Merit Scholarship and participated as a member of the faculty search committee for the Department of Landscape Architecture. As a trans-disciplinary scholar Brad is interested in emerging spatial conditions and new parameters of contemporary urbanism as they relate to globalization. His research is focused on emergent risk landscapes of weak urbanism as an extensive armature of systems as well as a site of intervention.
In addition to teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Brad has been a designer with James Corner Field Operations of New York and a consultant for Port Architecture + Urbanism, Mass Design Group, Supermass Studio, The Olin Group, and Hargreaves Associates. In 2011 he was a finalist in the open international design competition, Water as the Sixth Borough, and recently has had his work displayed at the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles for the Drylands Design Exhibition: Visionary Proposals for a Water Scarce Future.