At Holden Architects we pride ourselves on the ability to work as a team to achieve the goals of our clients. Our diversity among interns, architects, software, and skills creates an environment fostering creativity and problem solving. The size and efficiency of the team affords us the ability to handle large projects, but our attention to detail ensures that clients still develop a personal relationship with their team leader and project manager. We are able to successfully take projects from conception to realization by offering the following services.

  • Programming
  • Master Planning
  • Full Architectural Services
  • Code Research
  • Cost Modeling
  • Urban Planning
  • Project Visualization/ Building Information Modeling
  • LEED Services






  • Donaldsonville City Master Plan
  • Ascension Parish Riverfront Master Plan
  • Iberia Parish Master Plan
  • Plaquemines Parish Master Plan
  • New Orleans Upriver Greenway Corridor
  • LSU Athletic Master Plan for Tennis, Swimming, Track, Gymnastics and Volleyball
  • LSU Soccer Complex
  • Tunica Hills Interpretive Center Master Plan
  • Lake Charles Riverfront Master Plan


  • St. Tammany Parish Courthouse
  • St. Tammany Parish Jail
  • Kenner Police Department Headquarters
  • Kenner City Jail
  • Baker Fire Department Headquarters
  • Baker Police Department Headquarters
  • LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute
  • Joint Emergency Services Training Center
  • Claycut Fire Station


  • Ocean Springs Community Recreation Center
  • Ocean Springs Tennis Center
  • LSU Athletic Master Plan for Tennis, Swimming, Track, Gymnastics and Volleyball
  • LSU Soccer Complex
  • LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center Basketball Practice Facility
  • Flanacher Sports Park and Community Center


  • Rosedown Plantation Restoration
  • Manresa House of Retreats
  • Louisiana Capitol Annex Renovations
  • Ormond Plantation Renovations
  • Bell Hellene-Ashland Plantation Renovations and Additions


  • Morgen at Girard Park
  • The Oaks at Bluebonnet Parc
  • Country Club Parc
  • HSLI Office Building


  • LSU Laville Dining Hall
  • LSU Pentagon Dining Hall
  • LSU Alex Box Champion's Club
  • Angelo State University
  • University of Texas-Dallas
  • East Central Oklahoma University
  • Auburn University Foye Dining Hall
  • Satterfield's Restaurant
  • Bistro Byronz


  • LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices
  • LSU Laboratory School Elementary Classroom Addition
  • LSU Laboratory School Gymnasium Renovation
  • Joint Emergency Services Training Center
  • LSU Fire and Emergency Training Center
  • Louisiana Leadership Institute





kYLE SMITH 2017 aia baton rouge president

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 work for award winning local firms as project manager for numerous multi-million dollar projects. His resume includes managing projects such as the new LSU Foundation Office Building, LSU Student Union Renovations and Addition, New Alex Box Stadium at LSU and the new LSU Tennis Indoor/Outdoor Facility.


A look inside the LSU Foundation Center for Philanthropy

“The LSU Foundation Center for Philanthropy is a permanent reflection of the vital role of academic fundraising to LSU’s future. It unites the development team in a highly visible location where we are able to engage with donors while offering them accessibility to the university’s most popular sports venues. Our immediate adjacency to the Nicholson Gateway development, in which we are a key partner, has positioned the center as the kickoff to an exciting new entrance corridor for LSU.” —Robert M. Stuart Jr., chairperson, LSU Foundation board of directors