Originally from Loretto, TN, Bridget first became involved in the healthcare industry as a volunteer candy striper at age 15. She went on to become a licensed nurse in cardiac and critical care, which set the path for Bridget to become a registered architect in the healthcare field. Bridget joined ESa in 1998, after earning her Bachelor of Architecture (cum laude) from the University of Tennessee.
In her role as Senior Project Manager, Bridget is involved with a wide range of major medical projects across the country. She works with healthcare clients to understand their goals and objectives and develop designs that meet their operational goals and budgets. She works through the details of how a building comes together, through close collaboration with other design team partners (engineers, landscape architects, contractors, etc.) and state and local authorities of jurisdiction. Bridget’s involvement with a project typically spans all project phases, from schematic design to design development, and from construction documents throughout construction administration.
Bridget considers her greatest professional accomplishment combining her 15 years of nursing experience with her architectural degree and design experience to “understand clients’ goals within the context of their healthcare systems.” An EDAC-Accredited Professional and founding member of Nurses in Healthcare Design (NIHD), Bridget is passionate about designing hospital environments that uplift patients and staff, and aid in the healing process. “My patients that I interacted with when I was a nurse still inspire me to do my best to create a safer and more healing environment for all.”
When not in the office, Bridget enjoys creative and healthy cooking, traveling to new places that are off the beaten path, reading and volunteering in local community centers.