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Alex Shows, AIA, NCARB

Bold and energetic in both his demeanor and designs, Alex Shows is a licensed Architect at VSG Architects in Southwest Louisiana, and the current President of AIA Southwest Louisiana Chapter. He completed his B.S. in Architectural Studies in 2015 at Louisiana Tech, and earned his Master of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude, at Louisiana Tech in 2016. His academic experience includes the AIA National award-winning Design-Build project, “Larkin Gibbs Pavilion,” located at MedCamps of Louisiana; Alex also earned numerous awards such as the Henry Adams AIA … Continue reading Alex Shows, AIA, NCARB

GET INSPIRED – AIA Film Challenge

Houston’s Emancipation Park was founded in 1872 by four formerly enslaved people. As the oldest public park in Texas and the site of the state’s first Juneteenth celebration, it has long been a point of pride for Houstonians. A redesign led by the late Phil Freelon, FAIA, of Perkins+Will has helped spark a renaissance of the surrounding neighborhood.  

2022 COTE® Top Ten Awards

The COTE® Top Ten Awards is the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence. Each year, 10 innovative projects earn the prize for setting the standard in design and sustainability. See more…

Ashley Bell Davis, RA, AIA

I am registered architect and entrepreneur who resides and practices in South Louisiana with my professional engineer husband, our 2.5-year-old son and elderly rescue dog. I am a Cajun descendant who was raised in New Iberia by my parents with my fraternal twin sister and younger brother. I am a third-generation graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where I earned my Masters in Architecture in 2011 and was very active in AIAS and Student Government. I started working for various architecture firms in … Continue reading Ashley Bell Davis, RA, AIA

Trahan Architects Wins AIA National Award

Trahan Architects announced that it has received the 2021 Interior Architecture Award for the Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre presented by the National Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Says the AIA, “At the heart of a celebrated arts center campus in Atlanta, the Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre has been transformed, demonstrating what is possible when a multi-disciplinary team works in concert.”

WHLC | Architecture Growing Bigger and Better Than Ever

For the last 40 years, we’ve brought positive impact and change to communities across the Gulf South through our signature, award winning architecture services. As the industry has grown and changed, we’ve grown right along with it. In that continued vein of growth and transformation, we’re happy to announce the expansion of WHLC through the addition of three new partners in the form of tenured WHLC architects.


Neal Johnson, AIA, RRO, owner and President of Neal Johnson LLC began his second of a two-year term on the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) Board of Directors.  He serves as a Regional Director of Region IV (Louisiana). IIBEC is an international association of professionals who specialize in roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall specification and design.  With current membership exceeding 3,600, members offer unbiased design, repair planning, quality assurance observance, legal testimony and general roofing and other building enclosure management services. IIBEC’s Consultant … Continue reading NEAL JOHNSON, RRO, AIA SERVES ON IIBEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lance Mathews, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Lance Mathews, AIA earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana Tech University with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2009.  Lance was awarded the Certificate of Merit for the excellence in the study of architecture by the AIA.  He has been a designer with Barron, Heinberg & Brocato Architects & Engineers in his hometown of Alexandria for the past 12 years.  He is a LEED accredited professional (BD+C) and has been a registered Architect in the state of Louisiana since 2018.  Upon licensure, Lance became … Continue reading Lance Mathews, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C