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Downtown Lunch & Learn: Downtown Development with Intention

November 1, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited presents its November Lunch & Learn with support from Evangeline Maid.

Join DLU for our November Lunch & Learn with Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA, NCARB, Design Principal Architect and Founder of Holly & Smith Architects, an architecture firm he formed in 1979 with Michael Holly in Hammond, Louisiana with now two other locations in New Orleans and Downtown Lafayette. Hear Mr. Smith speak about his firm’s journey in contributing to the revitalization of Downtown Hammond and how that inspires his vision for Downtown Lafayette.

Born and raised in the Creole culture of New Orleans and educated in the Acadian culture of Lafayette, Jeffrey gained an early and intimate understanding of the way meaningful, lasting design can reflect the fabric of a community and respond to the demands of a particular environment. Cultural context has been at the center of his work. Jeffrey’s pursuit of architecture follows a family tradition begun by his father and older brothers. Jeffrey earned his architecture degree from the University of Southwest Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1979 and later teamed up with fellow alum Michael Holly to form Holly & Smith Architects in downtown Hammond. From this first partnership, they have built Holly & Smith Architects into a highly respected architecture firm in the State of Louisiana.

Register today and learn more about how architecture plays a role in enriching peoples’ lives and in nurturing a passion for living.

This event is scheduled from 11:30am-1:00pm to provide adequate time for networking and dining.

We look forward to seeing you!


Thank You to our Sponsors:

Holly & Smith Architects and Home Bank, Presenting Sponsors

Evangeline Maid, Supporting Sponsor

The Jefferson, Our Host Sponsor


Tickets are $25 and will cover the cost of lunch. Seating is limited to the first 70 registrants.

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