Kirk Edwards, AIA, NCARB

Years of experience: 18

Expertise: "The Big Picture"

​| Education |
Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State
University, 2000

| Professional Affiliations |
American Institute of Architects
AIA Louisiana
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

| Registration |
NCARB Certified
Registered Architect: Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Missouri

| Military |

LA Army National Guard - Sergeant

Mechanized Infantry - 256th Infantry Brigade

​| University Experience |

- LSU - Auburn - Texas State University - UT Dallas - Southern Polytech - Valdosta State University 
- UMass Dartmouth - East Central University - University of Central Oklahoma- New Hampshire Art Institute- Austin Peay State University- Angelo State University- NW Oklahoma State University

|​ Awards |
National AIA Honor Award for Architecture - Holy Rosary Religious Complex
International Biennial “Barbara Cappochin” Prize - Holy Rosary Religious Complex
National AIA Design Award for Interiors - LSU Cox Communications Center
Good Growth Award - LSU 459 Commons


​Over the past fifteen years, Mr. Edwards has developed a very broad base of professional experience. He is well versed in all phases of the architectural process. Mr. Edwards has practiced architecture for the last 14 years for 3 established Baton Rouge firms. While working with his previous colleagues he played a variety of key roles in projects across the United States with construction costs ranging from $250,000 to $40,000,000. These projects included large office buildings, sports facilities, religious complexes, educational facilities, residential/mixed use master planning, multi-family and single family residential. As Vice President of Operations at Holden Architects, Mr. Edwards oversaw the day to day operations of the Firm. He was directly involved in all aspects of project development including programming, design, cost analysis, project delivery and construction administration. Most Notably Mr. Edwards has been responsible for the project teams that  successfully completed the Baker Fire Department Headquarters, Claycut Fire Station, LSU 459 Commons Dining Facility, LSU The 5 Dining Facility, LSU Tiger Lair, the River Park Master Plan, CF Industries Office Buildings, LSU Carl Maddox Renovation, LSU Tennis Facility, LSU Soccer Facility and Collegiate Dining Facilities across the country.

| Other Notable Project Experience |
LSU East & West Side Stadium Expansion
LSU West Side Stadium Expansion 
LSU Cox Communications Center 
LSU Athletic Masterplan