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Bonnie Bridges, aia | Principal

Bonnie works diligently to translate inspiration and context into beautiful, enriching spaces where her clients will live, work, learn and play. She is an attentive, perceptive listener and creative dynamo who brings adaptability, energy and fearless optimism to her client relationships.

Early in her career Bonnie spent time in and around Arizona’s Sonoran desert, imprinting within her a core experience of light and space that continues to ground her work in site-specificity and material simplicity. Her graduate and doctoral research into the relationship between being and building, and her knowledge of contemporary architectural theory, bring an awareness of place and purpose to the design process.

Bonnie is actively involved in the civic realm and the greater architectural community, currently serving on the University of Texas at Austin Advisory Committee. She has been a board member at AIA California Council and the AIA San Francisco chapter and served for five years on the Harvard GSD Alumni Council. She has taught at CCA, UC Berkeley and UT Austin. Prior to partnering with Seth, Bonnie managed her own practice, preceded by work for award-winning firms in California and Arizona. She earned her Doctor of Design from Harvard GSD, her Masters of Architecture with honors from UT Austin, and her BA from the University of Arizona.

When not in the studio, Bonnie can be found gardening, dancing, cooking or exploring the outdoors with her husband and twin daughters.

Portrait ©Nicholas V. Ruiz