Sam J. Guidry, Architect, AIA, NCARB


Sam Guidry has 30 years of professional experience embracing all phases of the Architectural profession, with particular emphasis on design, programming, energy design, project management and construction supervision. He has worked in the construction industry as well as with several Architectural offices in Louisiana and North Carolina before entering into private practice. His professional experience includes work on educational, commercial, institutional, medical, religious, retail, residential, and multi-family projects.




University of Louisiana at Lafayette, School of Design

Bachelor of Architecture, May 1979.


Civil Engineer Corps, Officers Naval Facilities Institute, Port Hueneme, California  Studies in contract administration, and military operations administration. (Seabees).




1991-2005: Barker/Guidry Architects Inc. Principal Architect in charge of office administration, client liaison, project design and construction document coordination with a technical staff of thirty for Barker/Guidry Architects Inc.


1988-1991: John Stirewalt Architects Inc. Project Architect and Designer involved with client liaison, Architectural design, document production and project administration. Performed field inspections on all construction projects. Projects include: Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall and Sunday School Rooms, Wrightsville Place Condominiums and Clubhouse, and Lightkeepers village Condominiums and Clubhouse.


1987-1988: Richard B. Schnedl and Partner. Assistant Architect and Designerassisted in the coordination of construction documents, design, and project presentations.

Projects include: Cape Fear Alliance Church, Elon College Fraternity and Sorority Housing, The Love Residence, The Datson Residence and Thompson Residence.


1984-1987: Harold L. Thompson and Associates Assistant Architect and Designer with primary duties encompass programming, design, graphic coordination and production of construction documents. Projects include: Oak Manor Luxury Hotel,   and Woman’s Hospital. Woman’s Hospital Expansion Program, and Woman’s Hospital Phase I Master Expansion Program.


1983-1984: JDW Environments Senior Architectural Draftsman and Assistant Construction Administrator.   In charge of specification writing and production. Projects included:   LA Central Plaza, Hank’s Pontiac Dealership, Southfork Village Apartments and Park Forest Elementary School.


1982-1983:   O’rouke-Gossen & Associates   Assistant Construction Administrator and Assistant Architectural Draftsman.   Projects included:   Louisiana University’s Marine Consortium, Boyce Machinery Manufacturers Plant, Woman’s Hospital of Lafayette, Louisiana State University Medical Center of Lafayette, and Celeron Office Building.


1981-1982: Melton, Patin, Guillory, Architects, Ltd. Assistant Architectural Draftsman and Assistant Construction Administrator.   Projects included: St. Pius Church, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company Branch, Duson Elementary School, and Office Building for Domengeaux & Wright, Attorneys at Law.


1980-1981: Meteyer, Darby, & Partners, Architects Senior Architectural Draftsman and Assistant Construction Administrator. Projects included: Gulfair Transport Office Building and Terminal, New Iberia National Bank Tenth Story Addition, and Coastal Compression Office Building and Shop.


1979-1980:   Desmond-Meirmont, Architects & Engineers   Assisted in the coordination efforts of all aspects of work upon completion of construction documents, bidding procedures, correspondence, and field inspections. Projects Include: Six floor addition to Our Lady of The Lake Regional Hospital, Computer Control Building for Cajun Electric, Renovations to Coates Lab, and Louisiana State University and Administrative Offices for Convent Chemical.





Capital Valves and Fittings; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $800,000.00.

Administrative Office for Convent Chemical Corporation; Convent, Louisiana. Budget


Computer Control Buildingfor Cajun Electric; New Roads, Louisiana. Budget


Blue Cross Building; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $17,000,000.00.

Delate Office Building; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $500,000.00.

Tarpy Office Building; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $500,000.00.

Red Lerille's Handball Court Addition; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $400,000.00.

Guaranty Bank and Trust Company; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $1,000,000.00.

New Office Buildingfor Domengeaux and Wright, Attorney’s at Law; Lafayette,

Louisiana. Budget $1,000,000.00.

Gulfair Transport Office Building and Terminal; New Iberia, Louisiana. Budget $500,000.00.

Peoples National Bank; New Iberia, Louisiana. Budget $6,000,000.00.

New Iberia National Bank; New Iberia, Louisiana. Budget $4,000,000.00.

State National Bank; New Iberia, Louisiana. Budget $5,000,000.00.

Inexpo Office Complex; New Iberia, Louisiana. Budget $1,000,000.00.

Coastal Compression Office and Shop; New Iberia, Louisiana. Budget $4,500,000.00.

Celeron Office Building; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $10,000,000.00.

Mike Francis Office Building; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $500,000.00.

Boyce Machinery Corporation; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $17,000,000.00.

Farmers State Bank and Trust; Church Point, Louisiana. Budget $450,000.00.

Acadia Savings and Loan; Kaplan, Louisiana. Budget $350,000.00.

Acadia Savings and Loan; Rayne, Louisiana. Budget $350,000.00.

Gateway Realty/Century 21; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $250,000.00.

Oak Manor Luxury Hotel; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $12,000,000.00.

Popcorn Factory; Acadiana Mall, Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $75,000.00.

Sailing Exhibit, 84 World's Fair; New Orleans, Louisiana.   Budget $65,000.00.



Kentwood High School Addition; Kentwood, Louisiana. Budget $2,000,000.00.

St. Francisville High School; St. Francisville, Louisiana. Budget $3,000,000.00.

Renovation to Coates Lab. (LSU); Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $40,000,000.00.

Center for Engineering and Business Administration; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget


Kathren Drexel Elementary School; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $1,200,000.00.

Stadium Additions to Northside High School; Carencro, Louisiana. Budget $800,000.00.

Stadium Additions to Comeaux High School, Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget 45,000,000.

Duson Elementary School; Duson, Louisiana. Budget $1,500,000.00.

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium; Cocodrie, Louisiana. Budget $21,000,000.00.

Louisiana State Police Academy; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $17,000,000.00.



Baton Rouge Parish Jail Addition; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $750,000.00.

Lafayette Courthouse Exterior Restoration; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $500,000.00.



Sixth Floor Addition to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget


Mechanical Services Additions to Our Lady of The Lake Hospital; Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Budget $4,500,00.00.

University Medical Center; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $39,000,000.00.

Women's Hospital Central Sterile Addition, Phase I; Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Budget $1,200,000.00.

Women's Hospital Birthing Facility; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $800,000.00.

Women's Hospital Master Plan; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $45,000,000.00.

Doctor Scales Medical Offices; Brewly, Louisiana. Budget $500,000.00.

Supply Hospital Medical Office; Supply, North Carolina. Budget $2,000,000.00.



Iberville Motors; Placquemine, Louisiana. Budget $2,000,000.00.

Hank's Pontiac; Placquemine, Louisiana. Budget $1,500,000.00.

La Centrale Plaza; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $800,000.00.

The French Quarter Shopping Center; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $2,000,000.00.

Beraperetis Restaurant; New Orleans, Louisiana. Budget $350,000.00.



St. Pius Church; Lafayette, Louisiana. Budget $800,000.00.

Our Lady of the Lake Chapel; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $1,000,000.

Cape Fear Alliance Church; Southport, North Carolina. Budget $500,000.00.

Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall and Sunday School Rooms; Hampstead, North Carolina.

Budget $800,000.00.

Beach Road Baptist Church and Fellowship Hall; Southport, North Carolina. Budget $800,000.00.

Piney Grove Chapel; Brunswick County, North Carolina. Budget $750,000.00.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Budget $1,000,000.00.



Wrightsville Place Condominiums and Clubhouse; Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Budget $200,000.00.

Lightkeepers Village Condominiums and Clubhouse; Little River, South Carolina.

Budget $300,000.00.

Village at Stump Sound New Residences; Topsail Island, North Carolina. Budget $350,000.00.

Weatherwood New Residences Development; Wilmington, North Carolina.

Budget $79,000.00 (per unit).

Echo Farms New Development Master Plan; Wilmington, North Carolina. Budget $1,000,000.00.

Pembroke at Landfall; Wilmington, North Carolina. Budget $75,000,000.00.

Southfork Apartments; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Budget $6,000,000.00.

Modernizations for Breaux Bridge Housing Authority; Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Budget $1,200,000.00.

Modernizations for Church Point Housing; Church Point, Louisiana. Budget $1,000,000.00.

Elon College Fraternity/Sorority Housing; Elon College, North Carolina. Budget $2,000,000.00.



Registered Architect: NCARB, Certificate, North Carolina License no.: 6187.



Embarkation Officer, 20th Training regiment, Civil Engineer Corp United States Navy.

Officer in command of and active duty unit; Provider of military and technical training

for active and reserve units of the United States Navy.

Architectural and Commercial Photography.

Acrylic Painting, Architectural Pen and Ink Delineation.

Abstract Painting in oils and Mix Media



Louisiana's University Marine Consortium, O'rouke-Gossen Associates