Membership Spotlight


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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Mary A. Gilmore, AIA

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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 … Continue reading LaQuinton “Q” Nimox, AIA

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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 … Continue reading Elizabeth Galan, Associate AIA

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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 … Continue reading Lisa H. Nice, AIA

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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 … Continue reading Kevin Singh, AIA

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Seamus McGuire, AIA

  Gregarious and compassionate at heart, design-focused by nature and dedicated to his practice, Seamus McGuire is an emerging professional in Louisiana’s architectural arena.     McGuire earned his B.arch from LSU in 2010, when the industry was at a lull. He decided to further his education and headed to Kansas, enrolling in Studio 804, … Continue reading Seamus McGuire, AIA

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