The firm consist of a talented staff of professionals and growing.

the oldest and largest architectural and interior design firms in the state of Louisiana

Tony Alfortish, AIA
Principal

talfortish@mathesbrierre.com

After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture in June of 2001 from the Boston Architectural Center in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Alfortish relocated to New Orleans, joining Mathes Brierre Architects in October of 2001.  With Mathes Brierre Architects, Mr. Alfortish continued to bring his experience to several more office building and warehouse constructions, and designed the interior renovations for the historic 1815, 1817, and 1821 Magazine Street Row Houses, for a residential/retail mixed use program.  Mr. Alfortish has assisted with the project management of Phases IV and V of the National World War II Museum Expansion.  Additionally, Mr. Alfortish acted as Project Architect for the design of the new building for the Foundation for LSU Health Sciences Center.

Angela Morton, AIA, LEED AP, SEED
Principal

amorton@mathesbrierre.com

Ms. Morton is experienced in a wide variety of architectural building types, with an emphasis in renovation work both commercially and residentially.  Her experience includes architectural work for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and façade donation applications.  Ms. Morton returned to New Orleans after graduate school, where she pursued an in-depth study of life cycle cost analysis in architectural design and theory, focused on adaptive reuse and prefabricating building technologies.  She has knowledge of local codes and technologies involving both new and historic building restoration practices.  While at Mathes Brierre Architects, Ms. Morton has worked on various design project types from primary and secondary education, historic preservation, museums, corporate office buildings and corporate interiors.


Peter F. Priola, AIA
Principal

ppriola@mathesbrierre.com

Mr. Priola has been employed by Mathes Brierre Architects, formerly The Mathes Group, from 1983 to 1994 and rejoined the firm in 1996.  He has been project designer and architect for many corporate, industrial, and medical clients. Additionally, Mr. Priola has designed many academic and University facilities and is known for his extensive experience in theater, performance, and acoustical design. His work on numerous projects, such as New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, the Electro-Coal Transfer Corporation Field Office, and the Arizona State University Music School Expansion, has won awards.  Mr. Priola has acted as Studio Manager for the ongoing National World War II Museum Expansion.


Scott Evans, AIA
Principal

sevans@mathesbrierre.com

Mr. Evans joined Mathes Brierre Architects in 2008 with a background in Architectural and Environmental design and over ten years of experience.  Since his employment with Mathes Brierre Architects, Mr. Evans has worked as part of the team that completed the renovations to Thomas Hall at Loyola University New Orleans.  Additionally, he has assisted with the project management of Phase VI of the National World War II Museum expansion.  Mr. Evans received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994 and his Master of Architecture from Tulane University in May of 1998.

Edward C. Mathes, AIA
Chairman

emathes@mathesbrierre.com

As Chairman of Mathes Brierre Architects, formerly The Mathes Group, Mr. Mathes leads the efficient management structure that enables the firm to undertake large and complex projects.  Mr. Mathes has been a Principal of the firm since 1972, and has directed the growth to a respected multi-disciplined practice based in New Orleans, working nationally and internationally.  His experience ranges from corporate office headquarters, telecommunication complexes to the design of music schools and performance spaces at high school and universities, as well as varied museum types.  Mr. Mathes maintains his architectural license in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia and Connecticut.


E. Will Tregre, AIA
President

wtregre@mathesbrierre.com

Mr. Tregre is a Principal and has been with Mathes Brierre Architects, formerly The Mathes Group, since 1984.  His duties have included project management for numerous corporate clients including major telecommunications and utility companies and real estate management companies. He brings expertise in the management and execution of complex engineering projects as well as successfully leadng teams of architects and engineers, to meet challenging schedules.  Mr. Tregre also deals extensively with renovation and retrofit for many long-term clients.


Ann Schmuelling, AIA
Executive Vice President

aschmuelling@mathesbrierre.com

Ms. Schmuelling is a Principal and manager of the team which has been responsible for the exterior and interior design of new corporate offices and headquarters for various clients. As the senior programmer in the office she has planned various corporate headquarters ranging in size from 10,000 square feet to 300,000 square feet.  Ms. Schmuelling offers extensive experience in the programming and design of fine arts and performance facilities not only in New Orleans but at numerous universities throughout the United States.  Beyond the U.S., Ms. Schmuelling has also teamed on Mathes Brierre projects in Central America and Mexico.

Keith Scarmuzza, ASLA
Vice President | Landscape Architect

kscarmuzza@mathesbrierre.com

Keith Scarmuzza joined Mathes Brierre Architects in 2002, and currently directs the Planning and Landscape Architecture Studio.  He is a licensed landscape architect in Louisiana who has extensive international site planning and urban design experience. As Design Director with a land planning firm in Southeast Asia, he led many site planning projects including housing community and resort developments, office parks, universities and public parks.  Since returning to the U.S., Mr. Scarmuzza has led large municipal planning and design efforts including waterfront recreation plans, downtown revitalization studies, memorial site selection studies, and subdivision master plans.  He has also performed a significant amount of site engineering and design for commercial / corporate land development projects.


Tom Grey
Reproduction

tgrey@mathesbrierre.com


Francie Abell, IIDA, LEED GA
Interior Designer

fabell@mathesbrierre.com


Florencia Samson Eblen
Controller

samson@mathesbrierre.com


C.H. Palm, AIA, CSI, CCS
Senior Vice President | Specification Writer

chpalm@mathesbrierre.com


Danielle Sharai
Receptionist

dsharai@mathesbrierre.com


Johannah Fernandez
Interior Designer Associate

jfernandez@mathesbrierre.com


Chloe Langla
Accounting

clangla@mathesbrierre.com


Chris Fris
Architect Associate

cfris@mathesbrierre.com


Jim Opitz
Contract Administrator | Estimator

jopitz@mathesbrierre.com


Mary Ann Fontenot
Assistant Controller

mfontenot@mathesbrierre.com


Josie Robin
Administration

jrobin@mathesbrierre.com


Jason Anthony, AIA, LEED AP
Architect

janthony@mathesbrierre.com


Kurt Rowe
Contract Administrator | Estimator

krowe@mathesbrierre.com


Suzanne Herzog, ASLA
Landscape Architect

sherzog@mathesbrierre.com


Mary Thibodeaux, IIDA
Interior Designer

mthibodeaux@mathesbrierre.com


Joyce Bergman
Architect Associate

jbergman@mathesbrierre.com


Ray Zabala, AIA
Architect

rzabala@mathesbrierre.com


Van Jenkins
Architect Associate

vjenkins@mathesbrierre.com


Alan Riecke, AIA
Senior Architect

ariecke@mathesbrierre.com


Jason Weyland, AIA, LEED AP
Architect

jweyland@mathesbrierre.com


George Hero IV, AIA, CSI
Senior Architect

ghero@mathesbrierre.com


Cynthia Miranda
Interior Designer Associate

cmiranda@mathesbrierre.com

Daniel Wikoff
Architect Intern

dwikoff@mathesbrierre.com

Edward C. Mathes, AIA
Chairman

emathes@mathesbrierre.com

As Chairman of Mathes Brierre Architects, formerly The Mathes Group, Mr. Mathes leads the efficient management structure that enables the firm to undertake large and complex projects.  Mr. Mathes has been a Principal of the firm since 1972, and has directed the growth to a respected multi-disciplined practice based in New Orleans, working nationally and internationally.  His experience ranges from corporate office headquarters, telecommunication complexes to the design of music schools and performance spaces at high school and universities, as well as varied museum types.  Mr. Mathes maintains his architectural license in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia and Connecticut.


E. Will Tregre, AIA
President

wtregre@mathesbrierre.com

Mr. Tregre is a Principal and has been with Mathes Brierre Architects, formerly The Mathes Group, since 1984.  His duties have included project management for numerous corporate clients including major telecommunications and utility companies and real estate management companies. He brings expertise in the management and execution of complex engineering projects as well as successfully leadng teams of architects and engineers, to meet challenging schedules.  Mr. Tregre also deals extensively with renovation and retrofit for many long-term clients.


Ann Schmuelling, AIA
Executive Vice President

aschmuelling@mathesbrierre.com

Ms. Schmuelling is a Principal and manager of the team which has been responsible for the exterior and interior design of new corporate offices and headquarters for various clients. As the senior programmer in the office she has planned various corporate headquarters ranging in size from 10,000 square feet to 300,000 square feet.  Ms. Schmuelling offers extensive experience in the programming and design of fine arts and performance facilities not only in New Orleans but at numerous universities throughout the United States.  Beyond the U.S., Ms. Schmuelling has also teamed on Mathes Brierre projects in Central America and Mexico.

Tony Alfortish, AIA
Principal

talfortish@mathesbrierre.com

After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture in June of 2001 from the Boston Architectural Center in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Alfortish relocated to New Orleans, joining Mathes Brierre Architects in October of 2001.  With Mathes Brierre Architects, Mr. Alfortish continued to bring his experience to several more office building and warehouse constructions, and designed the interior renovations for the historic 1815, 1817, and 1821 Magazine Street Row Houses, for a residential/retail mixed use program.  Mr. Alfortish has assisted with the project management of Phases IV and V of the National World War II Museum Expansion.  Additionally, Mr. Alfortish acted as Project Architect for the design of the new building for the Foundation for LSU Health Sciences Center.

Keith Scarmuzza, ASLA
Vice President | Landscape Architect

kscarmuzza@mathesbrierre.com

Keith Scarmuzza joined Mathes Brierre Architects in 2002, and currently directs the Planning and Landscape Architecture Studio.  He is a licensed landscape architect in Louisiana who has extensive international site planning and urban design experience. As Design Director with a land planning firm in Southeast Asia, he led many site planning projects including housing community and resort developments, office parks, universities and public parks.  Since returning to the U.S., Mr. Scarmuzza has led large municipal planning and design efforts including waterfront recreation plans, downtown revitalization studies, memorial site selection studies, and subdivision master plans.  He has also performed a significant amount of site engineering and design for commercial / corporate land development projects.

Angela Morton, AIA, LEED AP, SEED
Principal

amorton@mathesbrierre.com

Ms. Morton is experienced in a wide variety of architectural building types, with an emphasis in renovation work both commercially and residentially.  Her experience includes architectural work for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and façade donation applications.  Ms. Morton returned to New Orleans after graduate school, where she pursued an in-depth study of life cycle cost analysis in architectural design and theory, focused on adaptive reuse and prefabricating building technologies.  She has knowledge of local codes and technologies involving both new and historic building restoration practices.  While at Mathes Brierre Architects, Ms. Morton has worked on various design project types from primary and secondary education, historic preservation, museums, corporate office buildings and corporate interiors.


Peter F. Priola, AIA
Principal

ppriola@mathesbrierre.com

Mr. Priola has been employed by Mathes Brierre Architects, formerly The Mathes Group, from 1983 to 1994 and rejoined the firm in 1996.  He has been project designer and architect for many corporate, industrial, and medical clients. Additionally, Mr. Priola has designed many academic and University facilities and is known for his extensive experience in theater, performance, and acoustical design. His work on numerous projects, such as New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, the Electro-Coal Transfer Corporation Field Office, and the Arizona State University Music School Expansion, has won awards.  Mr. Priola has acted as Studio Manager for the ongoing National World War II Museum Expansion.


Scott Evans, AIA
Principal

sevans@mathesbrierre.com

Mr. Evans joined Mathes Brierre Architects in 2008 with a background in Architectural and Environmental design and over ten years of experience.  Since his employment with Mathes Brierre Architects, Mr. Evans has worked as part of the team that completed the renovations to Thomas Hall at Loyola University New Orleans.  Additionally, he has assisted with the project management of Phase VI of the National World War II Museum expansion.  Mr. Evans received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994 and his Master of Architecture from Tulane University in May of 1998.


Tom Grey
Reproduction

tgrey@mathesbrierre.com


C.H. Palm, AIA, CSI, CCS
Senior Vice President | Specification Writer

chpalm@mathesbrierre.com


Florencia Samson Eblen
Controller

samson@mathesbrierre.com


Chloe Langla
Accounting

clangla@mathesbrierre.com


Danielle Sharai
Receptionist

dsharai@mathesbrierre.com


Francie Abell, IIDA, LEED GA
Interior Designer

fabell@mathesbrierre.com


Jason Anthony, AIA, LEED AP
Architect

janthony@mathesbrierre.com


Chris Fris
Architect Associate

cfris@mathesbrierre.com


Jim Opitz
Contract Administrator | Estimator

jopitz@mathesbrierre.com


Johannah Fernandez
Interior Designer Associate

jfernandez@mathesbrierre.com


Josie Robin
Administration

jrobin@mathesbrierre.com


Joyce Bergman
Architect Associate

jbergman@mathesbrierre.com


Kurt Rowe
Contract Administrator | Estimator

krowe@mathesbrierre.com


Ray Zabala, AIA
Architect

rzabala@mathesbrierre.com


Mary Ann Fontenot
Assistant Controller

mfontenot@mathesbrierre.com


Mary Thibodeaux, IIDA
Interior Designer

mthibodeaux@mathesbrierre.com


Suzanne Herzog, ASLA
Landscape Architect

sherzog@mathesbrierre.com


Alan Riecke, AIA
Senior Architect

ariecke@mathesbrierre.com


George Hero IV, AIA, CSI
Senior Architect

ghero@mathesbrierre.com


Jason Weyland, AIA, LEED AP
Architect

jweyland@mathesbrierre.com


Van Jenkins
Architect Associate

vjenkins@mathesbrierre.com


Cynthia Miranda
Interior Designer Associate

cmiranda@mathesbrierre.com

Daniel Wikoff
Architect Intern

dwikoff@mathesbrierre.com