WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the built environment where we live and work is a totality ranging in scale. We want to design at all scales and work in all sectors.
Our work comes with a responsibility to our clients, our environment, and our communities. We create transformative spaces that work in synchronicity with their surroundings and that evoke an atmosphere enhancing how people move and feel. A carefully crafted space not only functions well, it has a lasting resonance.
WHAT WE DO
Archestrate is a multidisciplinary design firm offering architecture and graphic design services to public and private clients throughout south Louisiana. We have a diverse portfolio of work including education, office, residential, structures for religious worship, performing art facilities and retail projects. We also have an interdisciplinary creative production studio focusing on 3D printing, product design and image fabrication for art, architecture, advertising, and print. Click here for a brief description of our services.
Great solutions are owned by teams.
We believe that every project is unique and requires careful selection of individual talents to create the right ‘super team’ that will ensure that the client’s needs are met and the original design goals are realized. We team up with engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, craftsmen and artists. Architects are the conductors who are responsible for pulling the whole ensemble together to compose the owner's inspiration into a harmonious composition.
Every team is led by the firm's Principal Architect Shelley Olivier, AIA who earned her architecture degree from Louisiana State University in 2006. She is a registered architect in the state of Louisiana and a Certified NCARB Professional. Her career started at Performance Architecture of New Orleans. From 2006-2011, she was part of the design team on several key projects for the firm including the Louisiana State University Marching Band Rehearsal Hall, New Orleans Bienville School, Performance & Academic Buildings in San Juan, Puerto Rico and James Madison University Center for the Arts. She led the design team on rebuilding Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic School's Early Learning Center and Middle School Facility after Hurricane Katrina. In addition, designed the OLPS Parish Adoration Chapel housing memorabilia salvaged from flooded chapels. This career milestone not only ignited a passion for education and public building design but also brought into fruition the architect's responsibility to society and their role in building better communities. She dedicated five years to the firm then moved to The Merlin Group of Houma to reconnect with her hometown community. While at The Merlin Group, she led the design team through several career pivoting projects such as the HL Bourgeious Freshmen Center, Grand Caillou Middle and Southdown Elementary School. Her experience covers a variety of project types including residential, commercial, governmental, interiors, retail, religious, academic and performing art facilities.
Her practice relies on the digital design process utilizing prototyping, analysis and visualization to unearth better design solutions. Optimized data management and documentation bridges the gap between design intent and built form. Archestrate applies architectural thinking to domains beyond such as product design, manufacturing, graphic and design.
Architect, Project Manager and Lead Designer:
New Southdown Elementary School and Gymnasium Renovation: 99,610 GSF
Architectural Design Consultant:
Mulberry Elementary School Addition and Renovation: 65,000 GSF
Project Manager and Lead Designer:
New OLPS Early Learning Center: 12,000 GSF
New OLPS Middle School Facility: 12,500 GSF
New OLPS Adoration Chapel: 620 GSF
St. Charles Catholic High School Renovations and Additions: 116,000 GSF
New Grand Caillou Middle School: 57,953 GSF
HL Bourgeios High School Freshmen Center Addition: 46,880 GSF
Ruppel Academy Band Room Addition: 2,400 GSF
New Safe Zone Training Facility: 11,176 GSF
New Terrebonne Career and Technical High School Electrical Building: 11,100 GSF
Dularge Elementary School Kitchen Renovation
Mechanicville Recreational Center Renovation: 13,000 GSF
Design and Construction Document Team Member:
Louisiana State University Marching Band Rehearsal Hall: 20,000 GSF
University of South Florida Visual & Performing Arts Teaching Facility: 104,000 GSF
New Performance & Academic Buildings in San Juan, Puerto Rico: 103,650 GSF
James Madison University Center for the Arts: 174,000 GSF
University of Hartford Performing Arts Facility: 55,221 GSF
George Mason University Performing Arts Building: 330,000 GSF
Rummel High School Expansion: 31,000 GSF
LSU Lab School Renovations: 8,000 GSF
Recovery School District Bienville School: 93,000 GSF
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic School Gymnasium Renovation: 13,000 GSF
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic School Classroom Renovations: 13,500 GSF
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic School Cafeteria Renovations: 10,353 GSF
Camp Abbey of Covington Renovation
Mardi Gras World Studio and Regional Theater
Waterproof Plantation Residence
Point of View Magazine Office Renovation Terrebonne High School Baseball Field
Houma Municipal Auditorium Renovation
Bayou Terrebonne Distillery
South Coast Baby Company
LCR Plumbing Showroom
Barker Pool House and Yoga Studio
Olivier Residence Additions and Renovations Hebert Residence Addition
Eitenne Residence Additions and Renovations
Guidry Residence Renovations
Jester’s Junction Truck Stop Casino
Adventure Truck Stop Addition & Renovation
NOBTS Mississippi Apartments
Becnel Pool House and Backyard Design
Martin Residence Addition
Brouillette Residence Renovation and Addition
Duet Office Addition
SCLHSA Admin Building Re-roof and waterproofing for FP&C