The Latest Evolution of a Design Firm

one of the oldest and largest architectural and interior design firms in the state of Louisiana with projects all over the world.

Mathes Brierre Architects of New Orleans, Louisiana, is the latest evolution of a design firm founded in 1891 by Charles A. Favrot and L.A. Livaudais. The firm has changed several times during the course of a century, but remains one of the oldest and consistently successful architectural firms in the country. The company’s present name, Mathes Brierre Architects, was adopted in 2001, under the leadership of Edward C. Mathes, AIA, Chairman, and Creed W. Brierre, FAIA (ret.). Our expertise is well grounded through the design of many building types over the years which include: music and performance arts facilities, public assembly buildings, medical facilities, corporate offices, high-rise residential buildings, and other examples of fine civic architecture. The firm continues to provide a full range of architectural services internationally from architecture and interior design to landscape architecture, master planning and construction contract administration.

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The Compliments

clients and partners testimonials
  • Donna Tregre
    Just wanted to reach out to let you guys know... my boss's boss's boss was in today from NY giving a presentation. He requested to see Floor 29 so I took him up there and he was very complimentary of the design and finishes. He said he liked it a lot and that it was very impressive. Of course, I gave credit where credit is due, and mentioned that the design work was done by Mathes Brierre Architects. So - here's your ‘Shout Out’.. Thank you for all the work you have done. I appreciate it.
    Donna Tregre
    Project Manager • Design/Construction • Capital One Bank at Place St. Charles
  • Colin Gillis
    Canal is a beautiful building and you guys did a wonderful job.
    Colin Gillis
    Passco Companies, LLC
  • Stephanie Mills, M.D.,
    Just wanted to share that the Perkins road building is looking fantastic! The CIS team/Phase I will be moving in on Monday, and they are thrilled! You guys really captured our vision—thank you!
    Stephanie Mills, M.D.,
    Chief Medical Information Officer Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
  • Gretchen Kane
    On behalf of Ursuline Academy, please allow me to express my gratitude for all of your work on our auditorium project. The facility is even more beautiful than we could have imagined, and the girls are beyond thrilled with their new space. Again, many, many, thanks.
    Gretchen Kane
    President • Ursuline Academy
  • Ann Marie Wilkins
    ... we are grateful for the amazing job on the plans. You have been very responsive in integrating the various discussions over these past months and we thank you for the sustained effort and hard work. Having been involved in a number of construction projections, we are aware that there will be issues that require continued input as the project proceeds, but we are really happy with where we are. Bravo!
    Ann Marie Wilkins
    Co- Founder of New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village
  • Lori Brown
    I want to compliment and thank the team at Mathes Brierre for working so diligently on preparing the HDLC ATM submission. The Architectural Review Board was very impressed with the design and the detail of the submission and I feel that their extra effort was integral to the approval of the project by the HDLC. I look forward to the execution of the final design. Finding a solution to the ATM that satisfied the HDLC, State Fire Marshal, Retail, Security, and Facilities Management is quite an accomplishment! This solution will really enhance customer service at the Main Office Branch.
    Lori Brown
    Senior Project Manager • Design/Construction • Capital One Bank at Place St. Charles
  • William E. Wright, Jr.
    Jim and I, as well as the entire Board, want to thank you, John and the rest of your staff for working with us to get this thing done. The perseverance of your group, especially with no assurance of compensation, was critical to making it happen. We greatly appreciate it!
    William E. Wright, Jr.
    Board President • New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity