February 2017  
Call for Entries 

The Architecture Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the general quality of architectural practice.  

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY | June 12, 2017

American Institute of Architects Elevates 3 Louisiana Architects to the College of Fellows

The 2017 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of A rchitects  (AIA) elevated 178 AIA members to its prestigious College of  Fellows, an honor  awarded to members who have made significant contributions to  the profession.  The 2017 Fellows will  be honored at  an  investiture  ceremony a t  the  AIA Conference on  Architecture in Orlando, Florida.  The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architec ts who have made a  significant contribution to architecture and society and wh o have achieved a standard of  excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not  only recognizes the achievements  of architects as individuals, but also their significant  contribution to architecture and  society on a national level.

Azeo L. Torre, FAIA

A prolific designer of zoos and aquariums, Ace Torre combines architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and illustration to immerse and educate millions, save endangered species, and create advocacy for the world's global conservation agenda.  Ace Torre has planned and designed 47 major zoo and aquarium projects - in some cases executing master plans over decades - and become a leader in the field. He is educated, licensed, and experienced in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design - all of which are essential to successful zoo and aquarium design.  Read more

Peter M. Trapolin, FAIA

Peter Trapolin's contributions as advocate, educator, and volunteer in New Orleans' historic districts steered neighborhoods out of dilapidation and helped generate vibrant communities that serve as a model for the historic preservation marketplace nationwide. 

Mr. Trapolin earned his Master of Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1977, with significant coursework at the University of Liverpool. As a young alumnus he worked briefly with two architects before founding Peter M. Trapolin & Associates in 1981. The firm grew steadily with a commensurate impact on the surrounding Warehouse District neighborhood. Mr. Trapolin added partner Paula M. Peer in 2009, spurring the Trapolin-Peer Architects rebranding efforts. Read more

Wayne J.Troyer, FAIA

Wayne Troyer artfully weaves distinctive new construction and inventive adaptive reuse projects into the urban fabric. His commitment to design, mentorship, and civic engagement has made him a leader in revitalizing historic and post-industrial environments.

As founding partner of the award-winning architecture, planning, and interior design firm studioWTA, Wayne Troyer is a recognized advocate for good design throughout the South, but he is best known for bringing his thoughtful, modern aesthetic to one of America's oldest and most unique cities-New Orleans. Befitting a city known for its musical heritage, Wayne's architecture is informed by his background in music performance that taught him to improvise within a familiar structure, harmoniously integrating the old with the new to create something that has a timeless emotional resonance.  Read more

The 18th Annual Celebrate! Architecture  is just around the corner ... so circle  Friday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day!) on your calendar. Early registration deadline is Thursday, March 9th.
We've assembled a compelling group of speakers, so join over 250 of your fellow architects and students from across the state at the Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge. Our three speakers will begin the morning session by presenting an overview of each of their firm's work. The afternoon session follows, and allows each speaker to delve deep into a single project; describing the inception, design process, and resolution.  It promises to be a day of architectural inspiration, a chance to interact with colleagues, and have a little fun in the process at a great venue.    More information

Please take the time to mark your calendars for our next training to be held on March 20th and March 21st, at 2550 Golden Nugget Boulevard, Lake Charles, La. 70601.  The training being offered will be Existing Building Code and Special Inspections.   More information

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