Member Spotlight - Amy Bradac

January 11, 2021
Written by: Amy Bradac

Amy Bradac
Founder + CEO
Bradac, Co.

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Professional Background
Amy Bradac founded Bradac Co in 2013 as a full-service construction project management firm. As the CEO, she is responsible for the day to day operations of the company, as well as building new business relationships. Amy's combined 20+ years of experience as an architect, contractor, and owner’s rep give her the unique experience of having viewed the industry from every angle. This experience makes her particularly adept at facilitating communication and moving projects forward on time and on budget. She has been a CREW member since 2019 and currently serves on the Membership committee. As the association has pivoted to virtual events, she continues to help with virtual networking events.
Amy started her career by becoming a licensed Architect, and then spent 7 years in Construction. She has felt that women, as well as racially and socioeconomically diverse individuals, have not been equally valued or supported within these professions and the CRE community more generally, and she is passionate about creating more opportunities for inclusion.
During the past few years, Amy has led her team in project management of new construction, seismic retrofits, historic preservation, and tenant improvements for a number of office build-outs and remodels for high-profile Bay Area technology companies, as well as nonprofit organizations. Recent clients have included Uber, a global social media company, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), Goodwater Capital, Vaxart, and Lava Mae.
Amy is an active community volunteer having worked with several groups on various fundraising drives and community support initiatives, including her work with the Golden Gate Mothers Group Steering Committee, as Chair of its Community Support committee. These programs have included many joint drives with external nonprofit partners including Homeless Prenatal Program, My New Red Shoes, Help a Mother Out, and others.
An industry thought leader, Amy has been featured on The Registry's "Real Perspectives Podcast" and in its September 2020 webinar on "Construction Innovation," as well as being profiled in the 2018 Bisnow "Bay Area Power Women" series and in the April 2019 issue of American Builders Quarterly. Her work has also been featured in publications including,  Architect Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and Metropolis Magazine.
Amy received her BA, History of Art and Architecture, from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston. She is a LEED AP.
CREW SF Background: 
Amy joined in 2019 and currently serves on the Membership committee.  She was the liaison to the Rising Leaders committee for one year. 
How did you move up in your career and what advice do you have for women who wish to advance in their jobs?
I moved up by being growth minded, working really hard, and helping others.  After I earned my architectural license, I took note of where I thought my skillset was lacking, and then I took the bold step of switching my career to gain invaluable expertise.  Although I don’t think it’s necessary for everyone to switch careers at some point in life, my advice is to constantly strive to learn and grow and don’t be afraid to be bold.  If you can use your skill to help others it’s a win-win.   

What do you like most about your job and/or industry?
I’ve always been passionate about the built environment.  I played “architect” as a kid.  My favorite part is going through the process of collaboration with clients and the design and build teams, and then seeing the project come to life!  That transformation from digital files and paper to occupiable space is exciting to me.

What advice do you want to give a new CREW SF member?
I feel like you can never go through life with too many connections, and CREW fosters a really welcoming, receptive and supportive environment.  Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone through CREW.  We are all in this together.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
During covid, I have really enjoyed going on a walk or bike ride with my kids every day, as well as family dinners together every night.  Before covid I was playing ice hockey in a women’s league, after just having learned how to ice skate a few years ago!  I also enjoy exploring new areas and spending time with friends.