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H/S Architects participates in the annual AIA Baton Rouge “Building Blocks: If Kids Ruled the City”

November 15, 2017
What if kids ruled the world? What would it look like…a world of candy bars and crayons? Well, “Building Blocks: If Kids Ruled the City” is an interactive experience where kids ages 7-11, their parents, and siblings, aided by architects and construction professionals, get to build a...

H/S Architects collaborates in support of a new Community Center in New Orleans

November 7, 2017
H/S Architects recently attended the 50th Anniversary Gala for Trinity Community Center, which was celebrated at the Audubon Tea Room. The event, led by their current executive director, Jarvain Bingmon, featured the mission and vision of its founder, Rev. William Brown and the inspiration which ...

H/S Architects takes home 5 AIA awards in 2017

October 26, 2017
Each year, AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces and the people behind them, by recognizing and awarding outstanding design projects in various categories. To inspire excellence in architecture, the American Institute of Architects conducts an annual Awards Program. Through this program, AIA seeks...

H/S Architects designs for the 9th Annual Cottages for CASA 2017

October 19, 2017
Child Advocacy Services (CAS) kicked off their 9th Annual Cottages for CASA playhouse raffle this past July. Cottages for CASA is a playhouse fundraiser to generate public awareness and funding to support the work of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) services ...

SLU Math Science Upward Bound Program takes sustainability tour of The Pond House

October 12, 2017
H/S Architects’ Principal, Michael Holly, and Emerging Professional, Abi Comeau, gave a sustainability tour of The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm to high school students from the Southeastern Louisiana University Math Science Upward Bound program. The Math Science...

UL Lafayette Master’s Graduate, Katie Leleaux, joins the H/S Team

October 5, 2017
Katie Leleaux joined H/S Architects as an Emerging Professional in June of 2017. Katie is a recent graduate of the University of Louisiana Lafayette, where she received the Outstanding Master’s Graduate for the class of Spring 2017, the highest honor...

The Moon at 631 Desire Street receives the 2017 AIA Louisiana “Members’ Choice Award”

September 13, 2017
AIA Louisiana recently held their annual Design Conference & Expo. This year the conference was held in Point Clear, Alabama. Architects from H/S Architects attended this 2-day event, where H/S Architects’ project, The Moon at 631 Desire Street, received the...

Pinto House featured in New Orleans Home and Garden in The Times Picayune

August 30, 2017
The Pinto House was recently featured in the Times Picayune in the Home and Garden article "Modern farmhouse blends cutting-edge design with rural charm on a La. blueberry farm". Situated within the owner’s You Pickem Blueberry Farm on the outskirts of Covington,...

The Moon at 631 Desire Street and Reily Foods Co. Tenant Build-Out win a combined four AIA Baton Rouge Rose Awards

August 14, 2017
On Friday, July 28th, the AIA Baton Rouge held its annual Rose Awards Gala, a competition recognizing and awarding outstanding design projects in various categories. Several members of the H/S team were there to accept the Gold Rose Award, USGBC Sustainability Award, and the Member's Choice Award...

The Moon at 631 Desire Street published in the Times Picayune Inside Out Home & Garden Magazine

July 3, 2017
The Moon at 631 Desire Street was recently featured in the Times Picayune Inside Out Home & Garden article titled "Renovated Quonset Hut is Bywater's Answer to the Boutique Hotel". The article includes an interview with H/S architect, Michael Holly, and owner, Graham Holly, sharing some of...

Governor reappoints Jeffrey K. Smith to the Louisiana State Fire Prevention Board of Review

June 21, 2017
In June 2017, Governor John Bel Edwards reappointed Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA to the State Fire Prevention Board of Review. The Fire Prevention Board of Review is established to evaluate alternatives to fire prevention or protection laws and regulations established by the ...

Michael Holly, AIA, REFP to serve on the Board for the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation

May 30, 2017
Principal Architect and Founder of Holly & Smith Architects, Michael Holly, AIA REFP, has been appointed to the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Directors. Founded in June 1979 as the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation (LTHP) is a statewide coalition which advocates ...

Pierre E. Theriot, AIA and Kevin J. Morris, AIA invest in the future with the ACEC/AIA Emerging Leadership Institute

May 17, 2017
Pierre E. Theriot, AIA and Kevin J. Morris, AIA of Holly & Smith Architects recently participated in the first session of the Emerging Leaders Institute series offered through the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Louisiana and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Louisiana. ...

Cambria Hotel & Suites Nashville celebrates topping off ceremony

April 1, 2017
On March 29, 2017 members from H/S Architects joined Choice Hotels International, Fillmore Hospitality and general contractor Integra Construction at the site of the Cambria Hotel & Suites Nashville to celebrate the “topping off”. Considered a major milestone for the team, the project is on schedule ...
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