Bradford Crowley


“Each project has its own unique constraints and goals, but begins with the simple aspiration: ‘What is the best we can do?’ I’m driven to work with clients to define this vision, determine a path, and then exceed expectations.”

Brad Crowley entered the industry determined to improve building energy performance. Two decades later, this passion still motivates him to innovate ways of ratchetting up performance while engineering outstanding environments for learning and discoveryHe has designed systems for science and engineering buildings at premier institutions like Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In collaboration with designers, contractors, and owners, Brad seeks to integrate maintainable systems that are not seen, nor heard, by building occupants. He views systems as the beautiful “engine” of a building and makes it his responsibility to engineer environments that enhance comfort and provide the tools necessary for researchers to address the world’s present and future challenges. 

key information


Academic, Energy & Infrastructure, Healthcare, Science, Workplace


Cornell University,
Bachelor of Science

Cornell University,
Master of Engineering



Years at Ballinger


Exterior of Maxine Frank Singer Hall at Swarthmore College with AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Award and AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence COTE Award seals in the corner

Ballinger Honored with 2023 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Awards

November 21, 2023

Exterior View of Maxine Frank Singer Hall at Swarthmore College

Maxine Frank Singer Hall Wins 2023 AIA Philadelphia Award

November 15, 2023

Exterior of Virginia Commonwealth University STEM building

VCU STEM Building wins Golden Hammer Award

November 07, 2023

Headshot photos of Ballinger staff who received promotions

Ballinger Announces Staff Promotions

November 06, 2023

Chemistry tower at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Singer Hall at Swarthmore College both selected as finalists for AIA Pennsylvania Awards

Ballinger Projects Selected as Finalists for AIA Pennsylvania Awards

October 27, 2023

Group photo at Virginia Commonwealth University STEM building

VCU STEM Building Opens

April 27, 2023

Exterior of University of Maryland Zupnik Hall

University of Maryland Celebrates Groundbreaking of Stanley R. Zupnik Hall

December 14, 2022

A Year of Discovery at AU’s Hall of Science

January 15, 2022

American University Hall of Science Wins IIDA Award

January 07, 2022

Fascitelli Center Recognized with AIA Tri-State Design Award

December 20, 2021

Sustainability at American University’s Hall of Science

December 03, 2021

Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering Awarded LEED Silver

October 29, 2021

University of Maryland Chemistry Wing 1 Project Breaks Ground

September 08, 2021

VCU STEM Building Taking Shape

February 16, 2021

Penn Stemmler Hall Achieves LEED Gold

February 16, 2021

Fascitelli Center Wins AIA Rhode Island Design Honor Award

January 21, 2021

Stemmler Hall Wins BD+C Reconstruction Award

December 22, 2020

Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering Wins DVASE Outstanding Project Award

November 17, 2020

Pro Bono Work Featured in Context

June 10, 2020

Philadelphia-Based Researchers Work Towards COVID-19 Vaccine in Ballinger-Designed Labs

April 28, 2020

Fabulous Fascitelli Engineering Center at URI

April 03, 2020

Engineering for a New World

March 03, 2020

Bryn Mawr Project Honored for Construction Excellence

November 22, 2019

Adelphi Nexus Building Wins 2019 Honor Award

November 15, 2019

SCUP Mid-Atlantic Tour

October 16, 2019

Commerce Secretary on Fascitelli Center: “We Will Power the Economy”

October 07, 2019

Ribbon Cutting to Mark Opening of New URI Engineering Center

October 07, 2019

Stemmler Hall Named Groundbreaker Award finalist

August 20, 2019

Berea College - Ballinger

Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building at Berea College Awarded LEED Gold

July 23, 2019

Swarthmore’s Singer Hall Named in Honor of Scientist Alumna

May 18, 2019

A. James Clark Hall Featured in Context

April 06, 2019

Tour of A. James Clark Hall at University of Maryland, College Park

March 21, 2019

Bryn Mawr Hospital Celebrates Opening of New Patient Pavilion

January 10, 2019

A. James Clark Hall Awarded LEED Gold

December 05, 2018

A. James Clark Hall Wins AIA Pennsylvania Award

November 16, 2018

AIA PA Award

Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Teaching Labs Achieves LEED Platinum

January 14, 2017

HVAC Technologies - Ballinger

Ballinger Presents Advanced HVAC Technologies to ASHRAE Members

November 13, 2015

University of Maryland Clark Hall - Ballinger

Tradeline Report: Convergence Drives New Approaches to Strategic Planning

July 29, 2015

Tradeline Features Ballinger’s Laboratory Renovation

February 19, 2015

Ballinger Explores Convergent Environments at Tradeline Conference

November 18, 2014