The Team


Michael Bridges, AIA, LEED AP

Ask Mike where he's from and he'll tell you "it's a long story." Born in Pennsylvania, he has also called Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Connecticut, and Colorado home. After graduating from the University of Tennessee Architecture program, he accepted a position at a highly esteemed residential architecture firm in Vail, Colorado. There he learned that design should be personal and that detail matters. After 4 years of designing mountain homes, high end restaurants & retail, he moved to back to Chattanooga. He opened the doors of Surface Architecture in 2013 to bring a unique design perspective to those looking for something different.

Joshua Rudisin, AIA
Commercial Project Manager

 Joshua received his degree in Architecture at Virginia Tech in 2004. That summer he moved to Chattanooga to begin his career in Architecture. Before joining the Surface team, Joshua worked with other Chattanooga firms gaining extensive experience in commercial design and construction, especially retail and mixed-use projects. Joshua brings twelve years of design and construction experience to the team as well as a strongly held belief that design is capable of far-reaching impacts and influence on the built environment as well as humanity's overall wellbeing.


Brittney Jeffers, ASID
Residential Project Manager

Brittney started her career in New York City working on high end residential projects. After moving and working in  Nashville and Birmingham, she landed in Chattanooga and joined Surface in 2016.  She brings her eye for interiors to the team and has loved creating unique homes in Chattanooga's challenging and beautiful landscapes.  She believes in getting to know each client and creating functional spaces for families that reflect their individuality while adding ease and beauty to their lives.