President, rAd Architects

After more than 24 years practicing architecture throughout the United States, Caryn founded rAd Architects as a collaborative edeavor bringing together designers, builders and clients as partners allied together working towards a common goal. As principal architect of rAd Architects, Caryn is directly invovled with all of her firm's projects.

Since earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts & Architecture from Montana State University, she has participated in a wide variety of projects and scopes including: major institutional and development planning facility design retail, hospitality, multi-family and the luxury residential sectors. Her experience in development planning, new construction, expansion and remodeling is extensive with clients such as Tarsadia Hotels, Quiksilver, Charlotte Russe and Price Charities Foundation. She has participated in the design of several award-winning projects including the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Metrome Multi-Family Housing and numerous educational projects in the southwest region.

Caryn has extensive experience with owner/user groups in the development of programming and design processes from inception through construction. Her projects are energetic and exciting while striving to develop new conventions in the design profession. She believes strongly in the collaborative effort of a team and as a result possesses a true ability to listen to her client’s wants and needs while creatively expanding design sensibilities that exude a sense of place.

Architectural Registrations: California and Arizona

“I am forever grateful to Caryn Bailey for her hard work, beautiful design and detailed management through every phase of this project. Without Caryn, we would have never been able to design and build such a gorgeous restaurant. Thank you Caryn!”

  • Jim DiMatteo
  • EAA Vice President
  • Airventure Features & Attractions
  • Decorated US Naval Aviator

“Caryn is always looking out for her clients and their best interest. She will protect the design intent and then offer more value. Caryn has a great knowledge of the industry and continues to stay up on the latest standards. She has helped me more than once with potential issues before they cost to correct. I would and will use her again for my projects.”

  • Hal McNeal
  • Director of Construction, Quiksilver