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The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm wins USGBC Sustainability Award

November 7, 2016
Holly and Smith Architects recently completed project, Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm in Hammond Louisiana, has received regional recognition from the AIA gulf States Region Design Awards program. All 50 submissions for this year’s AIA Design Awards were reviewed...

Mayor appoints Jeffrey K. Smith to Hammond Planning & Zoning Commission

July 8, 2016
In June, 2016, Mayor Pete Panepinto appointed Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA to the Hammond Planning and Zoning Commission. For the past 30 years, Mr. Smith has been involved in the community in various roles including Past Chairman of the...

The Pond House published in Dwell and GB&D Magazine

July 6, 2016
The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm was recently published in Dwell Magazine in the Special Issue "Your Rooms We Love 2016" and also Green Building & Design Magazine in the March+April Issue. The GB&D article features an interview with architect, Michael Holly, in which many of...

Monroe Hall at Loyola University receives Regional Design Award

July 6, 2016
On May 20, 2016, Architects from the Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects gathered in Philadelphia to celebrate the 2016 Honor Awards program. During the conference, the Monroe Hall Renovation at Loyola University in New Orleans, La., designed by Holly & Smith Architects ...

Three H/S projects win Interior Design Excellence Awards

September 10, 2015
Three H/S projects were recognized at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Delta Regional Chapter’s annual awards gala, which was held in New Orleans on August 22. The Delta Regional Chapter consists of the states of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. The Loyola University Monroe...

The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm and Florida Parish Agricultural Events Center win 2015 AIA Baton Rouge GOLD Rose Awards

August 13, 2015
On Friday, July 31st, the AIA Baton Rouge held its annual Rose Awards Gala at the Shaw Center for the Arts. Several members of the H/S team were there to accept two Gold Rose Awards recognizing the design of the Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm...

Holly & Smith Architects and Lucille Nesom Middle School receive award for USGBC's LA Green Schools Challenge

May 25, 2015
Holly & Smith Architects, in partnership with USGBC Louisiana Green Schools Challenge has worked together with Lucille Nesom Middle School in developing sustainable initiatives that have engaged students, teachers, local professionals, and the community. This is the first year that the school participated...

Jeffrey Smith, AIA to serve on AIA National Knowledge Community Advisory Board

April 2, 2015
Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA was recently selected by the AIA National President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA to the Historic Resources Committee Advisory Board. As an AIA National Knowledge Community Advisory Board Member he will be assisting the HRC with the planning of the committees activities throughout ...

Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA gives talk honoring Edward Cazayoux FAIA.

April 2, 2015
On March 18th of this year, Jeffrey was asked, along with three other architects and architectural educators associated with ULL, to prepare a talk honoring Edward Cazayoux FAIA. This presentation was a part of the annual ULL School of Architecture lecture series for the spring of 2015....

Phillis Wheatley Elementary School wins Excellence in Construction Award with the local ABC Chapter

December 16, 2014
On Nov. 6th at the Crowne Plaza located in the New Orleans Airport, the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School received top honors with the Award of Excellence for an Institutional project ($25M-$100M) at the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. New Orleans / Bayou Chapter’s annual 2014 Chapter Awards ...

O.W. Dillon Elementary School wins Regional CEFPI Design Award

May 9, 2014
On April 12th, 2014, the Southern Region of CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) held its annual conference in Dallas, Texas. During the conference, the new O.W. Dillon Elementary School in Kentwood, La., designed by Holly & Smith Architects, received an...

Three H/S projects win IIDA awards

August 25, 2013
Three H/S projects won awards at the (IIDA) International Interior Design Association Delta Regional Chapter’s annual awards gala in New Orleans! IIDA Delta Regional Chapter encompasses the states of Louisiana, Mississippi & Arkansas. Congratulations to everyone who worked on...

Two H/S projects win at the 2013 AIA Louisiana Design Conference in Destin, Fl.

August 5, 2013
The Village de Jardin Senior Housing Development and The Kinesiology and Heath Studies Addition at SLU both received design recognition at the AIA Louisiana Design Conference in Destin, Florida. The Village de Jardin project won a Design Merit Award. The Kinesiology and Heath Studies Addition at SLU...

Tangipahoa Parish Library Headquarters receives AIA Baton Rouge Rose Award

July 28, 2013
On Friday, July 26th, the AIA Baton Rouge held its annual Rose Awards Gala at the Louisiana State Museum. Several members of the H/S team were there to accept a Rose Award recognizing the design of the Tangipahoa Parish Library Headquarters ...

The Village De Jardin Senior Housing project receives a Regional Design Award

July 2, 2013
Holly and Smith Architects’ recently completed project, The Village de Jardin Senior Housing Development, has received regional recognition from the AIA Gulf States Region Design Awards program. This is the first H/S project to receive regional recognition. On June...

H/S continues to provide leadership to AIA

November 21, 2012
At the recent AIA New Orleans annual business meeting, three members of the H/S team were selected to serve key positions for the AIA New Orleans Chapter. Kevin Morris, AIA, the director of our New Orleans Studio, who recently served on the Executive Board as AIA Louisiana...

Holy/Splits wins prestigious CSI NOLA Bowling Tournament

October 24, 2012
Kevin Morris, Nathan Fell, Alex Sirko, Brent Baumbach and Rohit Sood of Holly and Smith Architects New Orleans bowling team, the Holy/Splits recently participated in the CSI NOLA Bowling Tournament and won 1st place! The tournament benefits the CSI...

Two H/S projects win AIA Baton Rouge Chapter Design Awards

July 30, 2012
  On Friday, July 27, 2012, the AIA Baton Rouge chapter held its annual Rose Awards Gala at the Old Governor’s Mansion in downtown Baton Rouge. Hundreds of guests attended and over 50 projects were entered in the awards program. The prestigious jury was comprised of three members...

Continuing a playful tradition

June 14, 2012
When reminiscing on a playhouse, what memories come to mind? Playing pirates with a best bud? Exploring with a much loved Teddy? Recalling your favorite flashlight hideout? Projects like Cottages for CASA encourage our team to pull inspiration from...

H/S Porkitecture does well in BBQ Challenge

March 26, 2012
For the past nine years Holly and Smith Architects has participated in the Hammond Smokin Blues and BBQ Challenge. Every year, with great determination and enthusiasm we give it our best shot. The results have varied widely over the...

The Rebirth of the Cove at UNO

December 29, 2011
The Cove: what used to be the hub of student life and nostalgia at the University of New Orleans has been rejuvenated. After more than 6 years the campus dining facility, severely ...

Jeffrey K. Smith reappointed to Louisiana Fire Prevention Board of Review

December 9, 2011
Governor Jindal reappointed Jeffrey K. Smith to serve as the Registered Architect for the Louisiana Fire Prevention Board of Review. This will be Jeffrey’s fourth year serving on the board.The Louisiana Fire Prevention Board of Review serves to review...

Design Recognition from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast

December 6, 2011
As a member of AIA Louisiana, Kevin J. Morris recently participated as a juror and award ceremony presenter for the AIA Maryland Design Awards Gala, which was conducted at Morgan State University Center in Baltimore Maryland. ...

Jeffrey K. Smith President Elect for AIA Louisiana

December 1, 2011
Congratulations to Holly and Smith Architects’ Principal Jeffrey K. Smith, President Elect for AIA Louisiana 2013. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Smith has made an exceptional impression on the architectural community through his professional leadership. As he prepares for his term of presidency Jeffrey’s ...

H/S Intern Incentive Program

August 19, 2011
Holly & Smith Architects would like to congratulate Rohit Sood and Jason Hernandez for participating in the H/S Intern Incentive Program and completing their Architectural Registration Exams. The H/S Intern Incentive Program is for all architectural interns that are currently enrolled in the Intern...

Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA, participates in a Panel Discussion at Tulane University

November 8, 2008
Mr. Smith was invited to give a presentation and sit on a panel to discuss “Sustainability, Adaptive Reuse and Renovation in Local Architecture - an architect’s approach to sustainability within the existing urban context”. Participating with Mr. Smith were...

Michael Holly AIA, appointed to Board of Directors - Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting

September 29, 2008
The Chairman of Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Dr. Rebecca Pennington has announced the appointment of Michael Holly AIA to the Board of Directors of the support group associated with Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The Board of...

H/S receives Honor Award at AIA Louisiana Design Conference

September 20, 2008
On Saturday, September 20, 2008, AIA Louisiana held its annual Honor Awards Luncheon at the state conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year 51 projects were submitted for Honor Award consideration. The awards were judged by Jeannie Gang, AIA from Chicago, Illinois. Ms....

Mary Mowad Guiteau participates in NCIDQ Pre-Test

August 22, 2008
Mary Mowad Guiteau took part in the NCIDQ National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) pre-test in New Orleans on August 14, 2008. Licensed Interior Designers were asked to take the practicum portion of the exam and then to...

H/S announces a new Mentoring Program

August 11, 2008
Holly & Smith continues their commitment to their interns and licensed architects by providing a Mentoring Program based on the requirements of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) Intern Development...

Jeffrey Smith Receives appointment by Governor

July 30, 2008
Governor Jindal announced new appointments to the Louisiana Fire Prevention Board of Review - Jeffrey Smith will serve as a registered architect. The Louisiana Fire Prevention Board of Review serves to review and evaluate alternatives to fire prevention or protection laws and regulations...

H/S Wins Big!

July 25, 2008
On Friday July 18th, 2008 AIA Baton Rouge held its annual design awards program banquet at the Louisiana State Museum in downtown Baton Rouge. It was a hot night in July in more ways than one for Holly and Smith when they were...

H/S receives recognition for Historic Renovation

July 25, 2008
H/S received an award of merit for their project; The Historic Renovation to the Hammond Train Depot at the 2008 AIA New Orleans honor awards banquet. In order to recognize excellence in Architecture, AIA...

H/S introduces a new Intern Incentive Program

July 17, 2008
Holly & Smith has created a new Intern Incentive Program for all architectural interns that are currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) within the firm. This program provides an incentive package to interns that successfully complete the Architectural Registration Exams (ARE) and...

David Hoover named the H/S IDP Supervisor

July 14, 2008
Holly & Smith has appointed David R. Hoover, AIA, NCARB as the new IDP Supervisor. As the IDP Supervisor he will be responsible for providing guidance for interns that are enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP), providing the...

Holly and Smith gets a new look!

May 2, 2008
  As you can see, we’ve been doing some building of our own. A collaboration between Holly & Smith and Zande+Newman Design of New Orleans, our new branding and website are together a reflection of our modernist approach, tempered by regional values. This site is designed to be shared with...

Rohit Sood obtains LEED A.P.

April 29, 2008
Rohit Sood, an intern architect with H/S Architects has received his LEED A.P. This makes him the first of the firm to receive the designation. Congratulations Rohit!

Jeffrey Smith named AIA New Orleans Chapter Officer

April 23, 2008
Jeffrey K. Smith, a principal and the director of design of Holly and Smith Architects in Hammond, was recently elected to serve as president elect on the 2008 Executive Committee of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute...

Cassie Ragan and Mark Beckers named Principals

April 23, 2008
Michael Holly, AIA and Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA are pleased to announce that Cassie Ragan, AIA, ASID, and Mark Beckers, AIA, have become principals in the firm of Holly and Smith Architects of Hammond. Ragan began...
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