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.

The Compliments

clients and partners review and testimonials
  • Donna Tregre
    Just wanted to reach out to let you guys know... my boss's boss's boss' (Donna B, Jim Dawson, Frank Martorana) was in today from NY giving a presentation to us. 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 February, 2009
  • Donna Tregre
    Just wanted to reach out to let you guys know... my boss's boss's boss' (Donna B, Jim Dawson, Frank Martorana) was in today from NY giving a presentation to us. 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
  • Gretchen Kane
    Dear Creed and John, 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. Albeit belated, we wanted to give you a small token of our appreciation. Again, many, many, thanks. Blessings,
    Gretchen Kane
    President • Ursuline Academy
  • Gretchen Kane
    Dear Creed and John, 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. Albeit belated, we wanted to give you a small token of our appreciation. Again, many, many, thanks. Blessings
    Gretchen Kane
    President • Ursuline Academy July, 2009
  • Stephanie Mills, M.D.,
    Vicki and Angela, 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! Best regards
    Stephanie Mills, M.D.,
    Chief Medical Information Officer Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System November, 2009
  • 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 February, 2010
  • 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. Thanks Linda and team!
    Lori Brown
    Senior Project Manager • Design/Construction • Capital One Bank at Place St. Charles June, 2010
  • H.J.
    This is just quick note to tell you what a great job Robert has been doing for us on the Birmingham project. His efforts have been of great value to this project. He is doing an outstanding great job leading meetings, keeping the team on track and on target. He follows up and always has the team note out in a timely manner. He has always been a pleasure to work with too. He is welcome to work with me on any of my projects. Please extend my thanks to him and your team.
    H.J.
    November, 2010
  • Ann Marie Wilkins
    As you can see from the minimal comments below, we are grateful for the amazing job on the plans. John/Pete/Ed, 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. We have no major changes, just a few tweaks as we look over the horizon as end users. 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 December, 2010