Brenda Rigdon

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Brenda RigdonProject Architect

Brenda has over 16 years experience primarily in historic preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. She has extensive CAD experience plus BIM (Revit Architecture and Structural) modeling for the design and preparation of construction documents and is highly skilled in field documentation, product research, and preparation of construction specifications. Through working under registered structural engineers for 3 years Brenda has a strong working knowledge of structural steel design, 3D modeling, and detailing of industrial structures for refinery, manufacturing, and chemical processing applications.


  • The JDI Group, Maumee, OH
  • SmithGroup, Detroit, MI
  • Quinn Evans / Architects, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Elisabeth Knibbe Architects, Ypsilanti, Michigan


  • Registered Architect, State of Michigan
  • LEED AP - BD&C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction)


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan
  • Master of Architecture, University of Michigan


  • United States Green Building Council
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Michigan Historic Preservation Network
  • Lenawee County Historical Society


  • Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse Experience
  • Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Lithuanian Hall, Detroit, MI
  • College for Creative Studies Administration and Student Services Building, Detroit, MI
  • Tax Credit Certification Projects, Various MI Locations
  • National Park Service Indefinite Quantity Contract, Midwest Region