PAUL BRAILSFORD

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brailsford is co-founder and CEO of Brailsford & Dunlavey. He is nationally recognized for his innovation in the application of market and financial analysis to the programming and development of auxiliary facilities in higher education—such as student housing, campus unions, and recreation—as well as intercollegiate and professional sport facilities, and recreation and entertainment venues. He has provided planning and management services for hundreds of clients.

Initially known for his unique quantitative approaches, over the years Mr. Brailsford shared his experiences and ideas in dozens of articles and workshops, and at national conferences and symposia including Society of College & University Planners, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Association of College & University Business Officers, Athletic Business, National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, National Association of Collegiate Auxiliary Services, Association of College & University Housing Officers-International, and Council for Urban Economic Development.

Today, Mr. Brailsford is focused on institutional strategy and operational efficiency for colleges and universities. He spends most of his time innovating, so the firm’s methodology remains fresh. Still engaged in his work, though, and always dedicated to mentoring staff throughout the firm—including B&D’s more senior advisors—Mr. Brailsford keeps his hand in about four to six projects at a time. He greatly enjoys working on the more complex, cutting-edge projects, and working with long-standing clients—including those who have been working with B&D for decades now.

B.A. Economics (University of Maryland at College Park)

The Urban Land Institute (ULI)

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

2015
STUDENT HOUSING PANEL DISCUSSION
2012
THE POWER OF EXPECTATIONS: EVOLVING THE CAMPUS RECREATION CENTER BY RAISING THE BAR DOWNLOAD
2011
STUDENT HOUSING PANEL DISCUSSION
2010
THE POWER OF PURPOSE DOWNLOAD
2010
AN INDUSTRY OVERVIEW DOWNLOAD
2009
RECREATION FACILITIES: HOW TO GET THE PROGRAM RIGHT DOWNLOAD
2009
CATCHING UP BY GETTING AHEAD DOWNLOAD
2008
THE UNIVERSITY TOWER AS A TOWER OF STRENGTH DOWNLOAD
2007
WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON? EXPLORE ISSUES WITHIN THE INDUSTRY THAT ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE MODELS AND STRUCTURES OF THESE PARTNERSHIPS
2007
ATHLETICS AND RECREATION PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
2007
RENOVATION & EXPANSION STRATEGIES FOR LARGE-SCALE RECREATION CENTERS DOWNLOAD
2007
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF CAMPUS RECREATION DOWNLOAD
2006
OUTSOURCING STRATEGIES: WHY MAKE IT HAPPEN? HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN! DOWNLOAD
2004
PRIVATIZED STUDENT HOUSING: WHY MAKE IT HAPPEN? HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN! DOWNLOAD
2004
STARTING FROM SCRATCH: CREATING A BUSINESS PLAN THAT WORKS DOWNLOAD
2004
USING OUTCOME-BASED PLANNING TO INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS DOWNLOAD
2003
BUILDING COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY RECREATION FACILITIES: HOW AM I GOING TO PAY FOR ALL OF THIS? DOWNLOAD
2002
ARCHITECTURAL PROGRAMMING FOR CAMPUS RECREATION FACILITIES DOWNLOAD
2002
RECREATION FACILITIES: PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES & CASE STUDIES DOWNLOAD
2001
PLANNING & ORGANIZING A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT REFERENDUM DOWNLOAD
2001
THEORY AND PRAXIS: PLANNING STUDENT-CENTERED FACILITIES DOWNLOAD
2000
BUILDING A LIVING BUSINESS PLAN DOWNLOAD
2000
STUDENT HOUSING: 2000 AND BEYOND DOWNLOAD
1999
PLANNING, PREPARATION LEAD TO SUCCESSFUL STUDENT FEE REFERENDUMS DOWNLOAD
1998
PREPPED FOR SUCCESS DOWNLOAD
2013
JOHN CORNYN AND JOYCE FASANO JOIN B&D AS VICE PRESIDENTS AND FOODSERVICE SPECIALISTS

B&D is pleased to welcome John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano, formerly of The Cornyn Fasano Group (CFG), as its newest vice presidents. For more information, please download the press release.

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2012
BCC COULD HAVE DORMS IN 2014

Broome Community College could have its first dorms by the fall of 2014 — if there are no construction or financing delays. “I’m an optimist,” said college President Kevin Drumm during the first of two meetings Tuesday on the prospect of dorms. He called the 2014 date the “ideal timeline.”

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2007
ON A FAST TRACK

As the dawn of the new century approached, West Virginia University found itself mired in the campus recreation dark ages–and without much elbow room.

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2007
UNIVERSITY EXAMINES STUDENTS’ RECREATIONAL FACILITY NEEDS

Despite major renovations to key recreational facilities made in the last few years, students on Penn State’s University Park campus still say that Penn State does not fully meet their needs when it comes to recreation and fitness, according to a study undertaken by the firm Brailsford and Dunlavey.

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2006
COCC PLANS CAMPUS CENTER, REHEARSAL HALL, EVALUATES STUDENT HOUSING

The Central Oregon Community College Board had a busy agenda Wednesday, July 12.

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2005
STREET & SMITH’S SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL 40 UNDER 40 AWARDS DOWNLOAD
2004
STUDENT REFERENDUM IS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED WELLNESS CENTER

A campus-wide referendum on a proposed $21 million recreation and wellness center will take place in early November, according to a plan by facilities planning firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.

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1998
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS WIN OVER NEW FANS

Many colleges and universities around the country know whom to call when they want to build a recreation center or other sports facility on campus.

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1997
SURVEY SHOWS DESIRE FOR BETTER REC. FACILITY

University students, faculty and staff would be willing to walk across campus to a new recreation facility and pay a fee, focus groups show.

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