As founding principal, Doug Ashe began the firm with the goal of creating thoughtful architecture, sensitive to its time and place, and tailored to the individual client. Now, almost thirty years later, Doug’s leadership of the firm has led to a long list of award-winning projects and a reputation for design excellence that is well known, both locally and throughout the Gulf South region. A New Orleans native, Doug received his Bachelor of Architecture, with honors, from Georgia Tech and went on to receive his Master of Architecture from Columbia University.
The results of Doug’s recent collaborations within the office can be seen in a wide range of designs including the Multi-Purpose Academic Center at LSU-Alexandria, the Lambright Intramural Sports Center at Louisiana Tech University, and the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center in Opelousas, Louisiana.
During his tenure as President of the state chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2000, Doug created the Celebrate Architecture design symposium, which is a one day event that brings together internationally recognized architects to present their work to more than 300 AIA Louisiana architects and students. With support from the firm, Doug has continued to organize, market, and moderate the event each year since its inception. Doug has also served (as Gulf States Director) on the National AIA Board of Directors and served as Chair of the National Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Awards Jury. In 2007, Doug’s numerous contributions to the architectural profession were recognized when he was awarded the prestigious honor of being elevated to Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.
Doug serves as a deacon in his church, First Baptist Church-Pineville, and has taught children’s Sunday School for over 25 years. Doug and Linda make their home in Pineville, which they share with their two dogs and two cats.