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Donna m. accardo, architect

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

Mrs. Accardo received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1990, she became a licensed Architect in 1996.

As Principal partner of Garrity + Accardo Architects, Mrs. Accardo is responsible for all architectural design projects.  Included in those responsibilities are client correspondence, contract negotiations, programming and site development, master planning, design and direct supervision of all contract documents, cost estimating, project scheduling, specification writing, bidding, and construction administration. 

Mrs. Accardo has extensive experience with renovations, additions, and adaptive re-use of existing structures.  This work includes bringing existing buildings into current code compliance, updating ADA compliance, and reworking existing structures and layouts to accommodate her client’s program, budget limits, and long term planning needs.


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Brady P. Garrity, architect

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

Mr. Garrity received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1990, he became a licensed Architect in 1996.

As Principal partner of Garrity + Accardo Architects, Mr. Garrity is responsible for all architectural design projects.  Included in those responsibilities are client correspondence, contract negotiations, programming and site development, master planning, design and direct supervision of all contract documents, cost estimating, project scheduling, specification writing, bidding, and construction administration.  Mr. Garrity corresponds with all subcontractors about all aspects of each project to coordinate all trades.

Through a strategic alliance with Garrity Construction Corporation, Mr. Garrity has accumulated extensive experience in construction administration utilizing the design-build model for project delivery.  These duties include documentation and analysis of existing conditions, cost estimates and bidding, sequencing of construction activities, direct coordination with sub-contractors and consultants, coordinating field inspections with local jurisdictions, and insuring completed project delivery.


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Gina P. johnson

PROJECT DESIGNER

As a Project Designer of Garrity + Accardo Architects, Mrs. Johnson is involved in both residential and commercial design projects.  Included in those responsibilities are client correspondence, programming and site development, master planning, space planning, design and contract documents.  Mrs. Johnson has a background in interior design and has been a key designer at Garrity + Accardo Architects since 2005.

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alexandre l. sixt, ra

 ARCHITECT II

As an architect of Garrity + Accardo Architects, Miss Sixt in involved in project planning, management, design development, and construction administration for primarily large-scale commercial projects. Miss Sixt earned her M. Arch degree from Tulane University in 2016 and has been with Garrity + Accardo since. She became a licensed architect in 2019. Prior to graduation from Tulane, Miss Sixt worked as a design intern for a non-profit organization focused on saving historic structures for re-use and developing a master plan for the renaissance of a declining urban environment. Through this partnership, she researched and designed a temporary housing facility for the homeless and those with addiction problems. She believes these ideas translate well into the architectural trends of the greater New Orleans area, and is excited to be a part of the change.


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BENJAMIN L. TULMAN

INTERN ARCHITECT

As an intern architect of Garrity + Accardo Architects, Mr. Tulman is involved from the preliminary schematic design phase through construction administration for both residential and commercial projects. Mr. Tulman received his Master of Architecture from Tulane University in 2017 and has been working with Garrity + Accardo since. Prior to 2017, he has held design positions at Broadmoor Construction, as well as non-profits such as Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Lowernine.org .  He is especially interested in renovations and adaptive re-use for existing buildings, and hopes to apply this passion to projects in the greater New Orleans area. 


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Erin M. DiZinno

COMPTROLLER / MARKETING DIRECTOR

 As the comptroller of Garrity + Accardo Architects, Mrs. DiZinno is responsible for office administration, financial management, and client correspondence. She has been with Garrity + Accardo since 2017. Mrs. DiZinno has a background in commercial lending and relationship management. She is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, and has as B.A. in Mass Communication / Public relations from LSU as well.