Bridget Gayle Ground

Managing Director, Center for American Architecture and Design

As Managing Director of the Center for American Architecture and Design, Bridget Gayle Ground combines her interest in the built environment with experience managing research, outreach, and public history programs. 

Before joining the School of Architecture, she was Development Manager with AIA Austin, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and its sister organization the Austin Foundation for Architecture. In addition to securing sponsorships, charitable gifts, and grants, she helped elevate the public-facing activities of the Foundation by pitching and producing programs from exhibitions and family events to public scholarship lectures and the online Guide to Austin Architecture. 

Bridget also briefly served as Development Communications Manager for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and spent more than ten years at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin, where she coordinated a research residency program, co-coordinated the Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium series, and assisted with the exhibition, The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America, and its companion catalog.


  • M.S. Architectural Studies, portfolio in Museum Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. Urban Studies, minors in Architecture and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Guide to Austin Architecture. Supported concept development and website launch and managed the submission and editorial process from 2019 to 2021.
  • Ground, Bridget Gayle. "School of Architecture students collaborate with Ransom Center to learn exhibition design.” Ransom Center Magazine, 6 Feb. 2018.
  • Ground, Bridget Gayle. "Architecture's Place in the Museum." Archinect, 17 Aug. 2016.
Bridget Gayle Ground

Office: WMB 6.102

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