Celebrating the life of Derek Bradford
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Derek was an active member of the American Institute of Architects RI chapter and served as both President and Treasurer. He was elected President of the overseas chapter of the Royal Institute of British Architects and served as Director on the AIA National Board. He was also a longtime member of the Capital Center Commission Design Review Committee.
He was an avid traveler and shared his knowledge and expertise teaching and participating in projects in several countries including Pakistan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Egypt, England, and Scotland. He was a talented photographer and painter.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Sara, daughters Gail C. Bradford of Orlando, FL, and Nyssa Bradford Mundy of Cumberland, RI, his granddaughters Sasha, Ella, and Georgia, his sister Brenda Lake of Bromley, England, and his Dalmatian, Betula. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Oak Foundation or the Cultural Landscape Foundation. A memorial service will be held on March 11, 2017, at 2 p.m., at the First Unitarian Church of Providence.
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