Years of experience: 11
Expertise: "The Style"
| Education |
Master of Architecture, University of Louisiana at Lafayette - 2007
| Professional Affiliations |
American Institute of Architects
AIA Louisiana Board Member
AIA LA Coastal Section President
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
| Registration |
LouisianaLEED Green Associate
Stephen Arceneaux and MKE Architect’s relationship started long before the firm was established. He worked for Holden Architects under the supervision of Kirk Edwards and attended architecture school along-side Michael Kennedy. Stephen Arceneaux received his Bachelor of Science of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he also participated in the study abroad program located in Florence, Italy during the summer of 2005. While attending ULL he was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Beta Delta Honor Societies, received multiple awards including 1st place in the Guernica Design Competition, 1st Place Davidson Prize, and a Design Merit Award. During graduate school, Stephen was awarded a graduate assistantship for the ULL School of Architecture and Design's Community Design Workshop where he worked on multiple city master planning initiatives, preparing him for his career post-graduation.
Stephen has worked on a diverse set of project types including, recreational facilities, municipal projects, hospitality build-outs, master planning initiatives, commercial developments, and public work. Under Kirk’s leadership at Holden Architects, amongst various projects, Stephen was most notably a project manager for hospitality projects such as the Harris Hall Dining Facility at Texas State University & the LSU Tiger Lair & Magnolia Room Restaurant Renovation. The Tiger Lair Renovation included coordinating over 6 separate brand standards into one cohesive space, working with the LSU Student Union Renovation Architect, and helping the client secure food service equipment through Louisiana’s procurement requirements. Stephen left Holden Architects after relocating back to his hometown of Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Back in Thibodaux, Stephen worked for Weimer Gros Flores, LLC on various notable projects such as Nicholl State University projects, Fire Stations, Affordable Housing, Storm Damage Repair Projects, Residential Renovations & New Construction, Lafourche Parish and the City of Thibodaux Government Projects, and various commercial projects. Stephen honed his skills in cost estimating, design development, code analysis, construction documents, and project management while working for Weimer Gros Flores before reuniting with Kirk and Mike at MKE Architects, LLC in March 2017.