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SLU Science and Technology Building, Pinto House, and Baltzell Building win a combined five awards at the AIA Baton Rouge Rose Awards Gala

August 7, 2018
On Friday, July 27th, 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 Rose Award and USGBCLA Sustainability Award recognizing the design of the Pinto...

H/S Architects – Design for Life

July 31, 2018
Human beings spend most of their personal and professional time within the built environment. As architects, we create the spaces and places where people live their life. How we learn, work, eat, sleep, heal, worship, and gather are all improved by the quality of the space and...

Students from Upward Bound program take sustainability tour of The Pond House

July 10, 2018
For a second year, H/S Architects’ Principal, Michael Holly, and Emerging Professional, Abigail 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 Upward...

H/S Emerging Professional, Nick Clesi, graduates with the Leadership Tangipahoa Class of 2018

June 14, 2018
Leadership Tangipahoa is for individuals interested in developing their skills as leaders, increasing their knowledge of our community, and learning what they can do to actively participate in community affairs. This program shows the participants firsthand what it means to be a leader by introducing ...

Academy Place receives Green Communities Certification

June 6, 2018
Academy Place in Houma, Louisiana was recently approved as a Green Communities certified development through the Enterprise Green Communities. This project, which was a complete renovation of the historic Houma Elementary School into affordable senior housing, incorporates many green building strategies, including durable materials,...

H/S Celebrates Architecture!

April 26, 2018
Members of H/S attended the 19th annual Celebrate Architecture hosted by AIA Louisiana, which was held on Friday, April 20th at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. Celebrate Architecture is a lecture series in which architects from Louisiana and around the world are invited to speak ...

St. Michael Special School breaks ground

April 10, 2018
A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the renovations and additions to St. Michael Special School in New Orleans. The ceremony was highlighted by a performance of the St. Michael Special School Bell Choir and included a blessing by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. The project includes the restoration of...

The Moon at 631 Desire Street among the 19 winners honored by AIA New Orleans

April 6, 2018
AIA New Orleans recently held their annual Design Awards Ceremony at the at the WWII Museum in New Orleans, where The Moon at 631 Desire Street won the Historic Preservation, Restoration + Adaptive Re-use Award of Merit. This H/S project was a renovation of a historic Quonset...

Cambria Hotel & Suites debuts in the Music Capital of the World

April 4, 2018
On March 29, the Cambria brand celebrated the grand opening of their new Cambria Hotel & Suites at 118 8th Ave, located in the heart of Nashville’s SoBro District. It was a celebration filled with familiar sounds of live country music, fire dancing acrobats,...

Kevin J. Morris appointed to Manresa House of Retreats Board of Directors

February 20, 2018
Kevin J. Morris was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Manresa House of Retreats located in Convent, Louisiana. Over the past 14 years, Kevin has “Religiously” attended his retreat along with Group 22, which typically falls in the early summer. Over the...

Cambria Hotel celebrates New Orleans Warehouse District grand opening

January 19, 2018
A New Orleans-style grand opening celebration was held on January 11 for the new Cambria Hotel & Suites at 632 Tchoupitoulas Street, complete with a marching band, floats, and a second line parade. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell were among the...

Zemurray Park Master Plan charts a new vision in the City of Hammond

January 3, 2018
Completed this past December, the Zemurray Park Master Plan charts a new vision and roadmap for the redevelopment of Zemurray Park in the City of Hammond for the next 20 years. The 33-acre park’s proximity to downtown, its history, and now its new redevelopment vision, will create a...

Changing the face of education - H/S continues to expand its knowledge on learning environments

December 6, 2017
Principal Architect, Michael Holly, recently attended the Association for Learning Environments’ (A4LE) LearningSCAPES 2017 Conference held in Atlanta, GA. A4LE’s mission is to connect those whose passion is to create the best possible learning spaces...

Southeastern Louisiana University holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Science and Technology Building

December 1, 2017
Southeastern Louisiana University Science and Technology Building held its ribbon cutting this past November, with state and university officials in attendance, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, President of the University of Louisiana System Jim Henderson, Sen. Beth Mizell, state representatives Chris Broadwater, Robby Carter...

Christie Badinger receives Delgado’s Circle of Excellence Outstanding Alumni Award

November 30, 2017
Delgado held its Circle of Excellence Outstanding Alumni Dinner this month at The Forum, where Christie Badinger, an Emerging Professional at H/S Architects, received the Delgado Community College Circle of Excellence Award. This award recognizes the achievements, service and character of outstanding Delgado alumni. ...

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 ...

Historic landmark celebrates grand opening

November 1, 2017
Academy Place, a 103-unit senior housing development, held its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this past October, with local leaders and representatives of Volunteers of America in attendance. With a location immediately adjacent to downtown Houma, this project is a complete renovation of...

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 Upward Bound program provides experiential,...

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 2017 AIA Louisiana...

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, Louisiana, H/S...

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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