Firm Culture

Balance

The Mission at Holly and Smith Architects is simple: prosper creating great design that enriches people’s lives and nurtures our passion. It’s this delicate balance that is the essence of our firm culture; a culture of design.

Creative Process

Our design process reflects a partnership with clients that begins with open dialogue and evolves into trust, confidence and collaboration. As a mid-sized, regional firm, we have the depth and resources to handle our clients’ most demanding endeavors, while our leadership remains intimately involved with a project throughout the process.

Community Involvement

Holly & Smith Architects has assisted with over 30 projects to revitalize downtown Hammond, including the restoration of the town’s landmark Columbia Theater. Our firm was instrumental in forming the Downtown Development District for Hammond in 1986 and representatives from our staff have served on its board ever since.

Downtown Living

Many of us not only work downtown but live in downtown Hammond as well. Our community is prized for its vibrant town center with a wealth of entertainment and dining options, historic architecture and a neighborly atmosphere. Meanwhile, the world-class attractions of both New Orleans and Baton Rouge are less than an hour’s drive away.

H/S NOLA

In 2010, we began a new chapter in the life of our firm with the opening of our New Orleans Studio. Recently, due to project demand and increase in staff, The Studio expanded and established their “new digs” on Historic Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. The newly renovated space offers an expansive open design studio and encourages team collaboration and exploration of material applications.

Annual Crawfish Boil

Each spring, Holly & Smith Architects host a crawfish boil in which our guests mix and mingle with our partners and staff while enjoying a day of traditional Louisiana food, great local music, and the company of people united by the quality work and lasting relationships created at Holly & Smith.

 

Friday Happy Hours

Enjoying a Friday Happy Hour together is one of the long-standing traditions at Holly & Smith Architects. These relaxed, informal gatherings give our staff a chance to connect with each other, celebrate their achievements and share the goals they have for the week ahead.