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Black Raven Architects was founded in 2017. Our professional experience is founded upon historic preservation and renovations, including coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and local governments.
 

 

We specialize in design services for building renovations and the redevelopment of outdated structures. We also design new buildings ranging from custom homes to cannabis facilities. Our projects are located throughout Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio. 

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EXPERTISE
  • HISTORIC PRESERVATION
  • PRE-DESIGN FEASIBILITY STUDIES
  • INTERIOR DESIGN
  • CANNABIS DISPENSARIES & PRODUCTION FACILITIES
  • FEDERAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS
  • REDEVELOPMENT MASTER PLANNING
  • MEDC FACADE IMPROVEMENT & RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION GRANTS
  • SINGLE & MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING
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THE TEAM

Brenda Rigdon
BRENDA RIGDON

Principal

Ms. Rigdon has twenty years of experience as an Architect, primarily in historic preservation and the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Her work involves field documentation, research, design, and preparation of construction documents and specifications.

Ms. Rigdon enjoys projects with the complexity of fitting new uses into existing spaces, coordinating changes to structural, mechanical, electrical, and data systems, and helping owners navigate the design, permitting, and construction process.

AMANDA CLIPPER

Senior Interior Designer

Ms. Clipper has professional work experience in both commercial and residential projects. Her passion is to help businesses succeed through a well-designed space. She embraces each project to design a functional, safe, and attractive environment. 

Ms. Clipper is a NCIDQ certified interior designer.

Amanda Clipper
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LEAH & LEO

Feline Design & Product Research Intern

CHRISTINE DARRAGH

Architectural Designer

Christine Darragh is an architectural designer with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. Her multidisciplinary professional experience includes marketing and communication and hand bookbinding. Christine enjoys the collaboration process with clients—listening, asking questions and facilitating design goals.

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JOHNNY COLE

Architectural Designer