Holly & Smith Architects announces Christie Badinger and Wil Finley as newly licensed architects

Holly & Smith Architects is proud to announce that both Christie Badinger and Wil Finley have successfully completed their Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and are both newly licensed Architects. Christie joined the H/S team in 2013 and Wil joined in 2015. Both are an integral part of the firm and our architecture practice.

The ARE is administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and designed to assess aspects of architectural practice that affect the integrity, soundness, and health impact of a building. The exam also assesses an architect’s responsibilities within firms, such as managing projects and coordinating the work of other professionals.

Christie received her Associate’s Degree in Architecture from Delgado Community College in New Orleans and continued her pursuit for her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Houston and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013. She is a member of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Women in Architecture. Christie also sits on the Delgado Community College Architectural Advisory Board and is a recipient of the Delgado Community College Circle of Excellence Award.

Wil earned his degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and after receiving his Masters in 2015,  he began his career with H/S the same year. He is a member of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Wil is also a recent recipient of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship.

We commend both of them on this milestone achievement and are proud to have them as part of the H/S team!