company

Our firm was originally formed by Curtis Vincent in 1981 to provide Architectural services to the Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas area.  Steve Shows joined the firm in 1991.  Our firm is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Architects and the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners.  We operate under the guidelines of the Louisiana Secretary of State as a Chapter "S" corporation.

Today we have an established, quality firm that has the expertise and diversification to provide Architectural services for all types of projects regardless of size or scope. Our firm is always committed to excellence in total project design. We have been involved in a wide range of projects including educational, commercial, recreational, religious, health care, municipal, historic preservation work, industrial and airport/aircraft related projects.

We presently provide a $2,000,000 professional liability policy with Alexander and Sanders Insurance Agency, 9613 Brookline Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809.

PRACTICE

The keys to a successful project begin with pre-planning and proper, functional design.  If we and the client can identify and bring the required functional elements into the design process early in planning, then we have made the next steps in the process more streamlined.  We like to say that we "build it on paper" first.

The importance of quality and thoughtful design for our projects cannot be overstated.  It is extremely important to select materials and building methods based on proven performance.  While new technology in materials and methods should be explored, untested technologies should be investigated thoroughly and used with caution.  We understand how important it is to keep projects within time and budgetary constraints, yet produce a long lasting design that will not only appeal to people aesthetically but will be easy to maintain over the years.

Our CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) system and operators provide our clients with the latest technology in construction document preparation.  The correct implementation of this technology helps us allow greater communication with bidders and ultimately the general contractor.  This helps to prevent omission and errors in drawings and specifications which keeps the number of addenda down and helps the construction bids to be competitive. As an Architect, it is important to be responsible for every client’s needs, and it should always be our mission to represent our client with our best efforts and abilities throughout the project. 

services

We offer the ability to handle Architectural projects
of all types, from preliminary studies to large capital projects.

SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FROM OUR FIRM INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Preparation of Construction Budgets
Scope Development
Code Review
Evaluation of ADA Compliance
Space Planning/Interior Design
Architectural Design
Furnishings and Materials selection
Civil/Structural Design
Schematic Design
Design Development
Construction Document Preparation
Bridging Documents for Design/Build Projects
Assembly of Bid Packages
Project Management Services
Contract Administration
Shop Drawing Review
Bid Evaluation
Computer Aided Drafting
Construction Review
Coordination and Planning of Construction Phases
Review and Analysis of Contractor's Pay Requests
Final Close-out and Inspection of Project