Since 1987 Bridget Gaddis has worked in retail store design, design management and construction. Beginning with positions in tenant coordination, and site planning, for two well known Cleveland developers she moved, for the next six years, to store planning for a national retailer. After a 1996 move to New York City, there were many years working for architecture firms specializing in national and international retail projects. Important “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. In 2011 she started Gaddis Architect.

Ms.Gaddis is the author of the “Insights” column on this website, active in the Alexandria Small Business Development Center, and a frequent contributor to the “Alexandria Small Business Blog.”

In addition to commercial and retail Ms. Gaddis has undertaken residential, small mixed use, and government projects. Interests include residential solar hot air heating and day lighting as well as old houses, about which a blog entitled “Real People Don’t Hire Architects” is authored. Ms. Gaddis 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.