Tim Bragan


Tim joined LAB late in 2012 and has since worked as lead designer and project manager on a variety of projects ranging in scale from private gardens to large-scale urban landscapes. He studied Architecture and Architectural History as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, later going on to pursue graduate studies in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.

A native of the D.C. area, Tim’s early years were characterized by a strong connection to the outdoors with a particular affinity for kayaking the rapids of the Potomac River Gorge and various streams throughout Appalachia. He has always found himself drawn to places of great intensity, so shortly after completing his undergraduate education it was only logical to venture west: first for a summer in the Sierra Nevada mountains and later on to San Francisco. Living and working in San Francisco’s Mission District for most of a decade developed his appreciation of the dynamic opportunities of the urban landscape. Prior to joining LAB his career has included work in architecture with William McDonough + Partners in Charlottesville and Interstice Architects in San Francisco where he was first introduced to the practice of landscape architecture. It was there that he came to realize that his intuitive sense of space, the outdoors, ecological and urban systems better lent themselves to the discipline.

After years as an avid whitewater kayaker and hang glider pilot, he now generally contents himself with class-IV parenting and “white-knuckle” bike commutes from his home upstream along the Potomac.