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lsusaintsfan4life
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Architect advice


Does anyone have any recommendations of an architect for custom home on the Northshore? I am looking to eventually build a 5000 square foot Acadian or plantation style home.

George Hopkins
Al Jones
Others?

Thanks for any guidance!!!







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BigAppleTiger
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New York City
Member since Dec 2008
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re: Architect advice


Matt Voelkel. Great guy and fantastic architect. Studio MV on Lee Lane and Boston.





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LSURock1979
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Matt Voelkel. Great guy and fantastic architect. Studio MV on Lee Lane and Boston.


I second that....you can't go wrong with Matt. I'm a landscape architect that worked in an office with him a few years back. He is extremely talented and great to work with.






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lsusaintsfan4life
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Thanks guys. Looks impressive and I definitely will me up with him. Any other suggestions from the board? I want to make sure I've done my homework as I only have one shot at doing this right. Thanks again!!





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saderade
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George Hopkins
Very expensive but then again the people building those type of houses probably have little concern for money.






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patnuh
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South LA
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My wife and I are going to see Piazza soon. Anyone ever used him?





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Venelar
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Go to church with Al Jones and his son Ben (also works with him). They do fantastic work.





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TIGER2
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Andy McDonald did a set of plans for me. I like his work, but not sure if he still has an office in Madisonville.





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kingbob
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St. Amant, LA
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Art Vandelay

































































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Brandon Bass
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Covington
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I am a builder on the Northshore and highly recommend both Matt Voekel and George Hopkins. We have worked on many projects with both and both are great.





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saderade
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What are both of thse guys charging (roughly) per square foot?





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Brandon Bass
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Not really sure what they are charging as the homeowner is contracting with them and we are in turn contracting with the owner.





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lsusaintsfan4life
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Any others that you may have worked with that you suggest that I look at?

My current home was designed by Andy McDonald but I am looking for something a bit different. This is waterfront property if that makes a difference.

Thanks






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Brandon Bass
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We have worked alot with Metro Studio in New Orleans. They have done some really cool projects and are the most knowledgeable architect we have worked with.





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Scooby
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Just finished up some plans with Steve Madden at Madden Home Design. $.50/sqft under roof. He has some sample plans you can use, alter, or start from scratch.

LINK






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GumboPot
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My wife and I are going to see Piazza soon. Anyone ever used him?


He has nice designs but expensive. But being an engineer, everything that I can do myself I find expensive. I just designed my house myself and saved $20,000. This was in 2005.






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RC
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I used Charles Silbernagel in Metairie for my house on the Northshore and was happy. My wife liked the house he designed for Steve Johnson (from Walton and Johnson) in the sanctuary.





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Ziggy
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Just finished up some plans with Steve Madden at Madden Home Design. $.50/sqft under roof. He has some sample plans you can use, alter, or start from scratch.

Were you happy with everything?






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tigerpawl
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Al Jones was an under-study to A. Hays Town and remains faithful to that style. He insists on using only the best materials. To my knowledge, you won't see aluminum siding or aluminum windows on his houses. He's a tongue-and-groove guy. 12" x 2" pine flooring is not uncommon. Ditto for slate or cedar shake roofs. Custom woodwork all around.





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Scooby
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Were you happy with everything?


Absolutely. He had alot of good info and suggestions.






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