Black Raven Architects was founded in 2017 with 20 years of architectural experience. 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We specialize in design services for building renovations and the redevelopment of outdated structures.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

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.

BRENDA RIGDON
Principal

AIA, LEED-AP, BD&C

Amanda Clipper

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 studying to be a NCIDQ certified interior designer.

AMANDA CLIPPER
Designer

IIDA

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LEA & LEO

Interns