President’s Message


Rex  Cabaniss, AIA

As 2021 President of AIA Louisiana, I welcome this opportunity to serve on behalf of our statewide architectural membership.

AIA Louisiana’s mission is multifaceted:
….. A valued networking and educational resource to individual professionals and firms.
….. A collective voice in the community for promoting the value of architectural services.
….. An advocate for the quality, scope and impact of facility planning and building design.
….. Representing Louisiana Architects on local and state agency and governmental issues.

With over 1100 members, we maintain a strong statewide network of AIA Chapters and Sections:
….. Chapters:  AIA Baton Rouge, AIA New Orleans, AIA Shreveport, and AIA South Louisiana.
….. Sections:  AIA Central Louisiana, AIA Louisiana Coastal, AIA Monroe, and AIA Southwest Louisiana.

We look forward to the following AIA Louisiana programmed events this year, plus additional events which are being planned.
….. Celebrate Architecture:   March 5th
….. Resiliency Summit:  April 21st – 22nd.
….. Annual Conference on Architecture:  September 22nd – 24th.

Within AIA Louisiana, there are many opportunities to be engaged on current issues, advocacy efforts, programs, and a wide variety of committees addressing your professional interests.   As a professional service organization, we rely on your continued participation, support, and creative input to best honor the rich heritage of Louisiana Architecture and advance its future aspirations.

If we can be of assistance with professional matters, please contact me or the AIA Louisiana Staff:
….. Kathleen Gordon – Executive Director, Associate AIA.
….. Kathy Desselle – Director of Membership & Programs
….. Janet Simoneaux – Communications / Administrative Director.

Rex Cabaniss, AIA