Category Archives: Membership Spotlight

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

Jesse D. Cannon, Jr., FAIA

Meet the Louisiana Architectural Foundation Board Chairman –  Jesse D. Cannon, Jr., FAIA, has been our Chairman of the Board since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from LSU (1972) and a Masters in Urban & Regional Planning from UNO (1991). He is the Public Sector Architect and Assistant Circuit Executive for Space and Facilities for the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1987.  An active member of AIA since 1974 and was elected to the Institute’s College of Fellows (FAIA) in June … Continue reading Jesse D. Cannon, Jr., FAIA

Mary A. Gilmore, AIA

Mary Gilmore, AIA, NCIDQ is an emerging architect and interior designer who is actively engaged in both the profession and the community.  Originally from northeast Ohio, Mary earned a trio of degrees from the University of Cincinnati: B.S. Arch, B.S. Interior Design, and Master of Architecture.  As part of her Master’s thesis project, Mary moved to southeast India following the 2004 tsunami to research post-disaster recovery. She stayed on to lead the construction of a new community center.  Upon graduation, Mary joined the Peace Corps … Continue reading Mary A. Gilmore, AIA

LaQuinton “Q” Nimox, AIA

LaQuinton “Q” Nimox, AIA, LEED AP BD+C leads by example as a part of the new generation of emerging millennial young architects. Shortly after earning his B. Arch from LSU in 2012, Nimox joined DNA Workshop, a locally owned firm committed to sustainable and responsible design.  While at DNA, Q has gained a broad understanding of architectural practice and has worked on projects of varying size and complexity, such as the downtown mixed-use development, 440 on Third. He has completed his IDP hours, ARE Exams, … Continue reading LaQuinton “Q” Nimox, AIA

Elizabeth Galan, Associate AIA

Elizabeth Galan, Associate AIA, earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from LSU in 2013. After graduation, Elizabeth decided to say goodbye to Baton Rouge and moved back to her hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Once there, she found her beloved hometown booming with growth and economic development.  Anxious and excited to start her career, Elizabeth began working for Jeff Kudla Architect, a small muti-disciplinary locally owned firm. Whenever Elizabeth does have a spare moment, she enjoys playing soccer or traveling anywhere and everywhere to see … Continue reading Elizabeth Galan, Associate AIA

Lisa H. Nice, AIA

As 2015 President of AIA Louisiana, my goal is to contribute and give back to the profession that has given so much to me. We are all busy with work and family, but we need to make a little time to help our organization be more vibrant, responsive and relevant. At the root of my drive and passion is the desire to create positive change. AIA Louisiana serves a critical role and gives architects a collective voice. Good design benefits the public’s everyday lives. The … Continue reading Lisa H. Nice, AIA

Kevin Singh, AIA

Kevin is an Associate Professor of Architecture in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University and has served as Director of the Community Design Activism Center (CDAC) since joining the faculty in 2006. He currently teaches courses in community design, 4th year studios and professional practice. Kevin is a graduate of Ball State University (B.Arch.) and Auburn University (MBC). He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Community Design (ACD) since 2012, and is currently serving on the Executive Board … Continue reading Kevin Singh, AIA