GROUNDED IN HISTORY

1891-1933

FAVROT & LIVAUDAIS
Mathes Brierre Architects actually started in the year of 1891 when Charles A. Favrot and L.A. Livaudais founded the firm of Favrot & Livaudais.

Highlights

1896
OLD NATCHITOCHES PARISH COURTHOUSE
1904
FORTUNE JAUBERT HOUSE
1921
HIBERNIA BANK BUILDING
1924
METAIRIE COUNTRY CLUB
1925
ROOSEVELT HOTEL ADDITION
1929
MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

1934-1948

FAVROT & REED
Almost 44 years later, H Mortimer Favrot, kin to Charles Favrot, and Alan C. Reed advanced into full partnership and created Favrot & Reed.

Highlights

1938
KRAUSS COMPANY SERVICE BUILDING
1940
TULANE UNIVERSITY MCALISTER AUDITORIUM
1948
NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

1949-1957

FAVROT, REED, MATHES & BERGMAN
In 1949, Earl L. Mathes and William E. Bergman became partners in the organization, changing the name of the firm to Favrot, Reed, Mathes & Bergman.

Highlights

1949
SINGER SEWING MACHINES CO.
1949
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL
1952
MERCY HOSPITAL
1954
CARTER & WOODSON JUNIOR HIGHSCHOOL

1958-1981

MATHES, BERGMAN & ASSOCIATES
A few years after the passing of H Mortimer Favrot and Alan C. Reed, the name of the firm was changed to Mathes, Bergman & Associates.

Highlights

1958
NEW ORLEANS MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1962
NOLA POST OFFICE & FEDERAL BUILDING
1963
LSU STUDENT UNION CENTER
1971
THE NAVY, ENGLAND AIRFORCE BASE COMPOSITE MEDICAL FACILITY
1972
NEW ORLEANS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1980
THE CUSTOMS HOUSE RESTORATION

1982-2000

THE MATHES GROUP
Edward C. Mathes, son of Earl, joined the firm in the city of New Orleans. In 1982, the firm became The Mathes Group.

Highlights

1982
CARROLLTON STREET POST OFFICE
1985
PLACE ST CHARLES
1986
FREEPORT MCMORAN CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
1986
PELICAN HOMESTEAD SAVINGS BANK
1986
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
1990
AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS
1991
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY – MUSIC SCHOOL
1997
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON MOORE’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1998
OFFICES OF PAN AMERICAN LIFE SAN SALVADORE
1999
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY LOUISE MONROE LIBRARY
1999
NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
1999
THE AUDUBON TEA ROOM

2001-NOW

MATHES BRIERRE ARCHITECTS
Most of the buildings shown here and several others by the film are labeled National Historic Landmarks.