We bring community to life through the planning, development, and management of the places that foster connections.
INSPIRE. EMPOWER. ADVANCE.
Our purpose is to inspire and empower organizations to maximize the value of investments that advance them toward their targeted new reality.
Since 1993, Brailsford & Dunlavey has empowered hundreds of colleges and universities, PK–12 schools, municipalities, and professional sports organizations to achieve their bold visions through the built environment.
Our advisory toolbox includes analytical and technical activities, ranging from market analysis and financial modeling to development structure evaluation and construction oversight. In B&D’s approach, these activities are not the end goal, but a tool to support the critical thinking and decision-making that guides a project from idea into reality.
A TRUSTED PARTNER
Ensuring our clients are in control
We give clients the essential knowledge to put them in the right seat at the table and to guarantee they have the expertise to lead the process. This commitment to strategic clarity at the outset differentiates the outcomes for B&D clients and their communities; it is why we have been trusted to advise on more than $40 billion in completed construction value.
CATALYSTS FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY
National leaders with a local approach
Listed among Engineering News-Record’s “Top 50 Program Management Firms,” B&D is a minority-owned business with offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Northern California, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.—and features a client base in all 50 states.
“The Brailsford & Dunlavey team was exceptional in developing an implementation and financial strategy for our Housing Master Plan. Their knowledge and qualifications were critical in crafting an actionable plan and future course for the University.”
Dr. Charlie Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
University of Florida
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FOUNDED WITH A CLEAR PURPOSE
B&D is proud of its rich history and continuing evolution.
The firm began as a true start-up more than 30 years ago, with Paul Brailsford & Chris Dunlavey merging the skillsets of an economist and an architect in pursuit of a common purpose: building community. Today, with over 1,500 projects in our portfolio, B&D continues to grow and diversify the clients we serve and the employees we hire.
Brailsford & Associates is established and hired by its first client, DePaul University
Brailsford Associates is now Brailsford & Dunlavey
100 Clients in 6 Years
The University of Alabama becomes the firm’s 100th client
Milestone Project: Episcopal Academy
B&D leads the planning, design, and construction of an entirely new campus for this 215-year-old Philadelphia institution
Milestone Project: Nationals Park
The firm is hired to plan and implement the state-of-the-art MLB ballpark
First Regional Office Opens
B&D establishes a Midwest presence in Chicago, IL
Milestone Project: DC Public Schools
The firm begins a long-standing engagement on the $4B modernization program
The firm opens a Southern California office
Gallaudet University becomes the firm’s 500th client
2012 - 2015
The firm opens offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York City, and Austin
Milestone Project: Louisiana State University
B&D is hired for its first major P3 development advisory project, LSU’s Nicholson Gateway
Higher Ed P3 Resource Center
The firm launches a new online resource center focusing on the public-private partnership industry
Reflection and Recognition
B&D celebrates 25 years in business and is named a Top 30 Program Management Firm