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Tom Brady the Starchitect

New England Patriot's Quarterback Tom Brady, one of the most famous people in the country, said on a radio show recently that he's considering architecture for a post-football career.
August 16, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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You might have missed it, but there's been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the Tom Brady's moves on the housing market. While calling into the Greg Hill Show on WEEI recently to talk about that ongoing story, Brady also mentioned his interest in architecture as a post-football career.

That little anecdote from the interview did not go unnoticed by Sydney Franklin, who picked up the idea and imagined the possibilities. Brady says he "loves building houses" in the interview, and he has the track record to prove it. Franklin provides details:

  • "Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, have built several homes together, including their 14,000-square-foot Brookline mansion which just went on the market last week for nearly $40 million."
  • "Brady and Bundchen also custom-designed an 18,000-square-foot mansion in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles together. Though they sold it to record producer Dr. Dre in 2017..."

Brady says he might become an "architectural designer," in the interview so he probably needs to work on the nomenclature before he passes any certification exams, but if he does pursue this dream, we might need a new classification for levels of starchitect.

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Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in The Architect's Newspaper
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