GraceHebert Architects was the big winner at the AIA BR Chapter's annual Rose Awards Gala

GraceHebert Architects won three awards, including Members' Choice, for its expansion of the offices of Cajun Industries.

Rose Awards recognize area architectural projects

The Advocate

August 9, 2016

By Pam Bordelon

GraceHebert Architects was the big winner at the American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge Chapter's annual Rose Awards Gala on July 30.

The gala was held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard.

GraceHebert's expansion project for Cajun Industries office took home the chapter's Rose and Members' Choice awards as well as Planning Commission Award.

Jurors for this year's awards were from Memphis and included head juror Todd Walker, archimania architects; John Jones, John Jones Architecture; and Louis Pounders, ANF Architects.

Also receiving multiple awards were Ritter Maher Architects, a Rose Award and a Planning Commission Award for renovating a Mid City eyesore for its own offices and creating a model block development in the process; and Holly & Smith Architects, of Hammond, a Silver Rose Award for renovations to Loyola University's Monroe Hall, a collaboration with Holabird & Root, of Chicago; and a Gold Rose Award for renovations and additions to Southeastern Louisiana University's Student Union, in collaboration with WTW Architects, of Pittsburgh.

The night's other winners included: Coleman Partners Architects, a Silver Rose Award for St. Thomas More Catholic School's Administration Building & Media Center; Chenevert Architects, a Silver Rose Award for renovations to the historic Butler Building for its offices; plus one design & construction, a Gold Rose Award for the law offices of Williamson Fontenot Campbell & Whittington; Hoffpauir Studio, a Gold Rose Award for renovation of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church; and Crump Wilson Architects, a United States Green Building Council Sustainability Award for BASF Geismar facility's new utilities control building.

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