Category Archives: Membership Spotlight

Whitney LeJeune, AIA LEED AP, LSU graduate, hometown – Houma LA



As a student at LSU, I worked for a couple of Baton Rouge firms while in school.  After graduation in 1992, I continued to work for Post Architects for 15 years managing staff and large projects.  In 2007 I joined RHH Architects where I am an associate and project manager.  I have worked on many types of projects – education, ecclesiastical, commercial, research and institutional. Specialties include daycare and K-5 schools. I am a wife and mother of two beautiful children, 15 & 19.  My … Continue reading Whitney LeJeune, AIA LEED AP, LSU graduate, hometown – Houma LA

Richard “Nick” Arcuri, Jr., Assoc. AIA



Nick earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies in 2010 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a focus on arts and humanities, taking as many furniture making and design classes he could. While building custom cabinets and staircases, he was recruited back to his alma mater for his M.Arch and graduated in 2016. During graduate school he interned at Fluidity Design Consultants in Los Angeles working in concept design. He spent his final semester interning at Architects and Builders in Lafayette, La. Since … Continue reading Richard “Nick” Arcuri, Jr., Assoc. AIA

Dominic A. Willard Jr., AIA



A native New Orleanian, Dominic earned his MArch from Tulane University in 2003. Upon graduation, he began practice at Manning Architects. During his career at the firm, Dominic has had the privilege of working on projects spanning numerous market sectors including Transportation, Education, Corporate, Civic, Hospitality and Healthcare and ranging in size from $500 million dollar hotel & casino resorts to small renovation projects with shoestring budgets. Dominic is LEED accredited and has been a registered Architect in the state of Louisiana since 2010. Dominic … Continue reading Dominic A. Willard Jr., AIA

Kathy Desselle Awarded 2018 AIALA Presidential Citation



The Presidential Citation and Medal honors those individuals or non-profit organizations who make special contributions to AIA Louisiana. This year’s recipient is someone who has been a quintessential member of the staff of AIA Louisiana since 1983.  For 35 years, Kathy Desselle’s commitment to the growth and development of the AIA has been amply demonstrated by her unconditional dedication to success in every responsibility she has undertaken. Kathy joined the staff in Baton Rouge as a part-time receptionist and word processor.  In 1987, she became … Continue reading Kathy Desselle Awarded 2018 AIALA Presidential Citation

Ashlie Latiolais, AIA



Ashlie teaches studios and seminar courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the ULL School of Architecture and Design. She was most recently awarded the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture ‘New Faculty Teaching Award’ and BUILD Magazine’s ‘Women in Build Award’. Ashlie earned her Masters of Architecture from UL Lafayette in 2007 where she began to practice at Abel-Crozier Architects in Lafayette.  She then moved to Baton Rouge in 2008 and worked at Holden Architects until 2012 where she became a licensed architect … Continue reading Ashlie Latiolais, AIA

Angelle Lavergne Terry, AIA



Angelle Lavergne Terry earned her Bachelor of Architecure from Louisiana State University in 2009. She was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but moved to Baton Rouge in elementary school and proudly considers it home. Angelle is a Project Architect at WHLC Architecture, and enjoys any opportunity to be involved in the Baton Rouge community to make it a better place. Why did you choose architecture as a profession? I chose Architecture as a profession because I saw it as a unique opportunity to combine problem … Continue reading Angelle Lavergne Terry, AIA

Alyce Howe, AIA



Enthusiastic, energetic and eager to learn, Alyce Howe officially entered the Baton Rouge Architecture scene in the spring of 2014. After receiving a B.A. in French and Studio Art from Millsaps College, three years of work experience and thirst for a more creative professional outlet, Alyce chose to make a career change and enrolled in LSU’s School of Architecture. After receiving her Master of Architecture in 2014, Alyce decided to remain in her hometown of Baton Rouge and joined the team at Bani, Carville & … Continue reading Alyce Howe, AIA

Kyle R. Smith, AIA



Kyle Smith has been an architect in Baton Rouge for over 14 years and currently practices with Holden Architects. After earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural Engineering Technology in 2000 from the University of Southern Mississippi, Kyle earned his Bachelors of Architecture degree from Louisiana Tech University in 2002. He went on to work for award winning local firms as project manager for numerous multi-million dollar projects. His resume includes managing projects such as the new LSU Foundation Office Building, LSU Student Union … Continue reading Kyle R. Smith, AIA