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Former LSC-North Harris student now lead architect and principal partner on campus construction projects worth millions of dollars

When Houston-area architect, Scott Brady attended LSC-North Harris in 1983 and 1984, he had no idea what he wanted to do in life. Back then, he really didn't care about fingerprints, much less blueprints, but fast forward 26-years later, he's now the lead architect behind one of the biggest construction and remodeling projects in this campus' 37-year history.
The Humble High School graduate is now a principle partner at Joiner Partnership, Incorporated. He's been at the Kingwood architectural firm since 2007 and has been in the business since 1991.  He's dedicated his entire career exclusively to the planning, design and the construction of education facilities.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston, but his years at LSC/North Harris gave him the start he needed. "I chose to attend a junior college because I come from a large family. My parents had five children in college at the same time, and since both worked in education, saving money was a priority. I didn't have a major selected, so I thought it would be wise to get some of the core courses out of the way before transferring to a four-year university," says Brady. 
And it proved to be a very wise move.
Brady is the successful architect he is today because education allowed him to fulfill his dreams. "I found it rewarding, even at an early age to see one's design ideas be realized through the actual construction of a project," says Brady. "My education helped define that for me. Someone once said that ‘being an architect allows one to walk through their dreams,’ and I can definitely identify with that statement."
Skill and reputation landed Joiner Partnerships, Incorporated the architectural contract with LSC-North Harris, but it was sheer luck that the lead designer happened to be a former student. For Brady, working on this project was his way of giving back to the college that gave him so much.
His advice for all students enrolled at this campus? "It is possible to obtain your goals if you have desire and commitment. LSC-North Harris played a huge role in allowing me to achieve my goal of becoming an architect. The ability to take courses while still living at home or maintaining a full-time job enables one to complete many courses before transferring to a four-year college,” says Brady.
For Scott Brady, LSC-North Harris helped lay the building blocks needed to construct his career and for an architect, nothing could be better than that. 
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: lonestar.edu/northharris.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.
Feb. 12 , 2010
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