PRINCIPAL PROFILE:  BRIDGET GADDIS, AIA, LEED AP

 Architecture, as a profession, is an increasingly complicated field.  In addition to design and construction of the built environment, issues of technology, product investigation, and business must be part of the architect’s skill set.  How well these many disciplines are managed and assimilated is an indication of a successful project.  It is the key to how we actualize a vision.  There is nothing quite as exciting as seeing months of work and planning materialize into a built project.

For many years Bridget Gaddis worked for architecture firms specializing in national and international commercial and commercial  retail projects.  In addition she has held positions with a property owner in tenant coordination, with a developer in site design, and with a national retailer in store planning.  “Take a ways” from each one of these positions have provided her with a comprehensive understanding of the industry and the ability to mentor a client through what can be a daunting process.  Since 2011 she has been the owner and principal of
Gaddis Architect where she is happy to  be working with a wide variety businesses.

Ms. Gaddis is the author of the “Insights” column on this website, a blog entitled “Real People Don’t Hire Architects.”  and is active in the Alexandria Small Business Development Center.  She holds a professional degree in Interior Design from Kent State University and a professional graduate degree in Architecture from Miami University.  She is a Leed Accredited Professional,  NCARB certified, currently licensed in NJ, VA, KS, MO, and a member of the America Institute of Architects.

CREATIVE TEAM:  CRITICAL CONSULTANTS

BC ENGINEER INCORPORATED
Since 2012 we have been happy to work with BC Engineer.  Their highly qualified staff is always availlable to make a valuable contribution to our projects.

SHELKIN ENGINEERING, PLLC
We often work with Shelkin on local projects.  They are versatile, being both Structural and MEP engineers working on both commercial and residential projects.  They are a trusted collaborators.

GRANZOW STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS, PLC
Safety is primary for any building project.  Granzow has been a recent contributor and is a welcome addition to any of our projects

MPA CONSTRUCTION, INC.
We have had a long relationship with MPA who was the GC on our very first project.  While Gaddis Architect is not a contractor, nor do we do construction work, MPA often does consulting and site investigations on our behalf.  They are a Virginia Class A General Contractor and on top of our list of preferred professionals.

GUSTIS TILE
We are frequently asked to work on historic, often converted, residential buildings.  Gutis has the knowledge and skill required for these types of projects.