Bridgette Tinsley

Bridgette Tinsley

White Lake, MI, US

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I’m a recent graduate of the University of Michigan having obtained my B.S. and M.Arch from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

As these are the formative years of my architectural career, I want to insure they’re well rounded. I want my abilities as a licensed architect to be equally strong in all aspects. At least, until a more specific design path makes itself known to me. Currently my preferences lie with institutional design and possibly home renovation. I see these categories as a chance to impact a wide audience of visitors; to truly become instrumental in their lives. I believe that impact is what will give my work deeper meaning, and as such this is what I see myself perusing in these next five years toward licensure. 


Banov Architects, Vero Beach, FL, US, Architectural Intern

The position calls for designing, drafting, and managing private residential design-build construction projects. The majority of work centers on design development, creating construction documents, and supplying information to the field.

Jul 2016 - current

Dumankaya Group, Istanbul, TR, Urban Design Consultant

A travel studio sponsored by the Dumankaya group that charged us with creating modern designs that also preserved the rich Turkish culture and mitigated the potential disaster of the next earthquake. There was a ten day visit to Istanbul in which four main target sites were researched. These “urban revitalization zones” seemed to have a colorful life within each of them that would be ruined by this project, thought it would save many lives. As a result, the project takes a culturally sensitive route through phasing and preservation to try and retain as many residents as possible on site.

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Professor Tsz Yan Ng, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Helper/Fabricator

One of my favorite professors and an old classmate were in need of some extra help in completing their Delectricity entry. The job required cutting, filing, drilling, counter sinking, assembling and the final construction and instillation of aluminum L members.

Oct 2012 - Oct 2012

Ferndale School District, Ferndale, MI, US, Module Creator

A program interface called “Moodle” is used to create informative internet class modules. Each module would have a specific topic (such as projectile motion or three dimensional objects) which then needs a number of informative web links, quizzes, questions, projects, and illustrations created to aid the students.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2012 - May 2014

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Oct 2008 - May 2012

Walled Lake Northern Highschool, White Lake, MI, US, High School, Honors

Oct 2004 - May 2008


Scenes From Studio: 2012 Architecture Student Exhibition AIA Awards, Honorable Mention

"Members of the Taubman College Alumni Society Board of Governors and AIA Huron Valley judged the annual architecture student show [...] Three sets of design recognition were provided in the categories of AIA Huron Valley recognition, undergraduate award recognition by the alumni board and graduate recognition by the alumni board" (

I received the honorable mention from the AIA Huron Valley design recognition category.


MIMSF Architecture Student Scholarship Recipient of the J.R. Snyder Scholarship Award, Scholarship

Each year at the Annual Golf Outing at Dunham Hills Golf Course, Hartland, the MIM Scholarship Foundation presents outstanding architectural students with a $2,000 scholarship towards furthering their education.


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