Andrea Gibson formed Gibson Design Group in 2000 in Seattle, WA and moved the firm’s headquarters to Charlottesville, VA in 2003. She was previously the principal designer and owner of Architectural Interiors, Inc., a Washington, DC and Seattle, WA based firm, from 1972-1999. During her 30+ years as a principal designer, Andrea has designed residential and commercial spaces across the United States, in Canada, and in the Middle East.
From 1975-1977, Andrea also served as the Director of Design for HLM Architects in Iowa City, IA-an architectural firm with over 300 employees specializing in hospital design.
Through her many years of experience and her education, Andrea brings a strong working knowledge of construction, blueprints, electrical planning/layout, furniture, and antiques. She now specializes in new construction, renovations, and remodeling. Andrea is a professional member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers, a member of NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and is NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified. The NCIDQ, dedicated to protecting public health and safety by enforcing standards of competence in interior design, tests and publicly certifies designers who meet their standards for professional practice. Andrea served as president of ASID for Washington state in 2001-2002 and served on the board from 1999-2002. Andrea served as finance director of ASID for the State of Virginia in 2006-2007.
Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Maryland and a minor in textiles and urban sociology. She has studied landscape architecture, also at the University of Maryland.