Taught architectural drafting and surveying for 15 years at Vincennes University, and also served as Department Chair and Interim Division Chair. In 1979, he founded George S. Ridgway and Associates. The firm operated in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as internationally. The firm began to focus on historic restorations, with projects including the French Lick Springs Hotel, the West Baden Springs Hotel, Fountain Square Mall in Bloomington, Lyles Station School Building in Princeton, Huntingburg’s Old Town Hall, and the 200-year old Grist Mill in Salem. Included among his many projects are health care facilities, retirement centers, commercial offices, industrial, institutional, residential and educational facilities, not only in locations noted above but also in England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia. In October, 2008, George closed George S. Ridgway, Inc. and all employees became associated with the Cook Group Incorporated.
COMPANY: Cook Group Incorporated
TITLE: Chief Architect – Engineering & Architecture Office
Indiana State University
Ball State University’s Urban Planning Program
George serves on the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (former chair) and the Indiana State Board of Architects, also serving a term as chair.
George is the father of two adult daughters.