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Project List

Ambassador Lease Building_ Lafayette, LA

Sofas & Chairs Furniture Store_ Lafayette, LA

Service Cadillac Showroom Addition_ Lafayette, LA

Classic Auto Spa_ Carwash_ Lafayette, LA

The Wash_ Carwash_ Lafayette, LA

Petroleum Club Renovation Proposal_ Lafayette, LA

Armentor Law Office Additions_ Lafayette, LA

Iberia Bank Tower_ Lafayette, LA

First National Bank (Chase)_ Lafayette, LA

The Bank_ Jennings, LA

Rayne State Bank_ Lafayette, LA

Knight Manufacturing_ Iberia Parish, LA

Red Lerille's Health and Racquet Club_ Lafayette, LA

Heymann Performing Art Center Proposal_ Lafayette, LA

La-Z-Boy Furniture Store_ Lafayette, LA

The Shops at Martial_ Lafayette, LA

The Expro Group Facility_ Broussard, LA

Weatherfor TRS_ Broussard, LA

Driskill Hotel Renovations_ Austin, TX

Delatte Office Building_ Lafayette, LA

Applied Electronics Facility_ Broussard, LA

Lafayette Utilities System Building_ Lafayette, LA

Act III Arabian Ranch_ Brenham, TX

Crowley Building and Loan_ Crowley, LA

Clifton Chenier Center_ Lafayette, LA

3D International Sign & Design_ Lafayette, LA

LARC Administration & Storage Buildings_ Lafayette, LA


UHC Emergency Room Additions & Renovations_ Lafayette, LA

ER Additions and Alterations_ Lafayette General Medical Center_ Lafayette, LA

CyberKnife_ Lafayette General Medical Center_ Lafayette, LA

Cath Lab Additions_ Lafayette General Medical Center_ Lafayette, LA

Wound Care & Hyperbolic Healing_ LGMC_ Lafayette, LA

LGMC Medical Park Proposal_ Lafayette, LA

Fair Oaks Surgery Center_ Lafayette, LA

Northside Physicians Office Building_ Lafayette, LA

Woodvale Elementary Classroom Building Addition_ Lafayette, LA

Fletcher Hall_ University of Louisiana @ Lafayette_ Lafayette, LA

Bourgeois Hall_ UL @ Lafayette_ Lafayette, LA

Fitness Center Addition_ Bourgeois Hall_ UL @ Lafayette_ Lafayette, LA

Student Aquatic Center_ Bourgeois Hall_ UL @ Lafayette_ Lafayette, LA

Parking Garage_ UL @ Lafayette_ Lafayette, LA

Marine Survival Center_ UL @ Lafayette_ Lafayette, LA

Youngsville Middle School_ Youngsville, LA

Teurlings High School Masterplan_ Lafayette, LA

Carencro High School Stadium_ Lafayette, LA

First Lutheran Church_ Lafayette, LA

St. Mary's Catholic Church & School_Lafayette, LA

St. Peter and Paul Catholic School_ Scott, LA

St. Leo-Seton Elementary Library_ Lafayette, LA

St. Michael's Elementary Gym_ Crowley, LA


Heymann Memorial Park_ Lafayette, LA

Louisiana State Arboretum_ Chicot State Park_ Ville Platte, LA

Chicot State Park Cabins_ Evangiline Parish, LA

Acadian Village Masterplan_ Lafayette, LA

Knights of Columbus Chapel_ Acadian Village_ Lafayette, LA

Lake D'Arbonne State Park Additions_ Union Parish, LA

About Us

Learn About our Team & Culture.

Barras Architects, located within the heart of Lafayette, LA, has served as a local and regional architectural design firm since 1965. For a half century, the firm has upheld the philosophy that its principals, project architects, and support staff should be dedicated to sustaining a rigorous set of design principles in order to best accommodate the needs and desires of clients within a timely, and cost efficient manner. This approach has resulted in a reputation for producing carefully crafted, well managed projects, and has continued to attract clients interested in a high level of quality design and project management.
We believe in maintaining a dynamic work environment where communication and collaboration are the keys to cultivating creativity and success throughout the entire design and construction process. The open layout of our studio office promotes a frequent sharing of ideas and responsibilities between our team members. This cooperative environment, paired with the range of expertise of our staff, is crucial in our formulation of rich and well thought out design concepts. Also, we strive to maintain a strong degree of collaboration between our clients, contractors, and consultants throughout all phases of a project with the goal to maximize productivity, clarity, and efficiency while attempting to create the best possible product of which all can be proud.
Barras Architects was established in 1965 as a partnership between Robert E. Barras and Donald J. Breaux under the name of Barras + Breaux Architects. After a brief name change to Barras Architects Incorporated in 1991, the firm was restructured in 1999 with the addition of a new partner, H. Jay Mueschke of HJM Architects. The union of these two sucessful Lafayette architecture firms created the newly rebranded, Barras Mueschke Architects. In September of 2004, the firm purchased Hamilton & Associates, thus providing the office with the addition of a new project manager, Ron Lee. In January of 2011, a few months after the passing of partner and dear friend Jay Mueschke, the firm reinstated its former name, Barras Architects, with the newly created partnership between Robert E. Barras and Shannon Barras. Robert E.(Bob) Barras has been the lead architect throughout its existance. Bob celebrated his 50th year of continued design practice in Lafayette in 2015.
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Robert Barras, AIA

Bob, the firm principal, has been practicing architecture for over 50 years. His experience covers a vast range of design typologies from commercial, healthcare, educational, and industrial, to civic parks and master planning. In addition to his many accomplishments within his professional practice, Bob has taught in the field of art and architecture at two major Louisiana Universities. He also serves on the panel of neutrals of the American Arbitration Association as an arbitrator in construction disputes. Bob holds a degree of Master of Architecture from Tulane University.

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Shannon Barras, AIA

Shannon, firm principal, has been practicing architecture for 22 years. She manages the Barras Architects office in Charlottesville, Virginia. As well as her work with BA, Shannon holds a position in Facilities, Planning and Construction at the University of Virginia. Her experience includes design work for education facilities, retirement centers and various commercial projects. Shannon studied undergraduate architecture at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech. She holds state licenses in Virginia and Louisiana.

Project Manager/Designer
Jane Helf

Ron Lee

Ron has been practicing architecture since 1984, and presently works as a project manager, designer, consultant coordinator and construction administrator. He holds a BArch degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Ron has extensive experience in developing production techniques, detailing and sequencing, and has worked on several large projects for the National Park Service and the LA Office of State Parks. He also has experience in healthcare, campus master planning, multifamily housing, governmental and university design projects.

Office Manager
Joshua Insanus

Suzette Bienvenu

Suzette first began working for Barras Architects in 1981, shortly after graduating from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Since then, she has been dedicated to providing the vital services required as the firm's Office Manager. Suzette is in charge of all accounting and administrative duties within the firm and is responsible for the selection and maintenance of all accounting and word processing systems and office equipment. In her spare time, Suzette co-owns and manages a local yarn shop, which satisfies her passion for the fiber arts.

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