Membership Spotlights

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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