Mr. Furuya grew up on O‘ahu before moving to Los Angeles to attend school at the University of Southern California. During his studies, Bradley discovered urban planning while taking an environmental studies elective course. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management, and Planning and subsequently received a Master of Planning degree, also from the University of Southern California.
Prior to joining PBR HAWAII, Mr. Furuya worked as a Planner for the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning where he processed land use entitlements and Environmental Impact Reports as required under the California Environmental Quality Act. Most recently, Bradley supervised the Department of City Planning’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) unit, which included the City’s 35 historic districts and 22 HPOZ boards.
For Bradley, one of the great joys of being a planner is the ability to work with people of a community to shape the built environment in a way that brings positive change to their everyday lives. When presented with the opportunity to work with the people of Hawai‘i, Bradley moved home to pursue his passion of creating healthy places that are designed for everyone. At PBR HAWAII, Bradley is assisting in writing land use applications and environmental reports for various residential, commercial, and institutional projects throughout the islands.