Principal at Birchwood Design Group
Ms. Bradner is a registered landscape architect in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maryland with over eighteen years of experience as a professional landscape architect, project manager and mentor. A New England native and URI graduate, Kris returned to Rhode Island after spending ten years practicing landscape architecture in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kris began her professional career working for Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc., a mid-sized woman-owned design firm in Baltimore, MD where she honed her skills as a designer on project types ranging from residential landscapes and small urban design projects to larger scale commercial and transportation work. She moved on to work in a large multi-disciplinary engineering and planning firm, KCI Technologies, Inc., in Hunt Valley, MD where she learned the ropes of project organization from proposals and interviews to budgets, value engineering and construction administration. She learned the value of organization and documentation.
Kris also understands the significance of managing staff from both a production and human resources standpoint. She continues to earn loyalty and respect from her peers and staff through her ability to positively lead staff through various project types and deadlines.