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Rock Financial Group
In 1994 David started a bank division for The ROCK Financial Group that assisted community banks in offering their customers financial products and essential tools for complete financial planning, thus resulting in a harmonious relationship between bank, customer and financial advisors.
McElveen Insurance is a multi-line insurance agency, providing insurance coverage for contractors. This agency serves contractors throughout the states of Louisiana and Texas.
SO Studio was founded in 2016 by Stephen Ortego after serving in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, we are an architecture and urban design firm that focuses on innovative designs for both their time and place. We value our heritage buildings and thus specialize in historic preservation as well.
SO Studio brings its knowledge of urban buildings and landforms to the neighborhood scale by creating master plans for both new neighborhoods and infill projects. We also take our knowledge into our buildings with interior design projects for both new construction and renovations.
Every project is special to us and we strive to bring innovative solutions to every client. We also develop our own mixed-use projects, helping to develop urban typologies that improve the way we work, live and play.
Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center
The Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center (LASCC) is a municipal animal shelter serving the two and 4-legged residents of Lafayette Parish. LASCC’s mission is to find, protect, and serve the citizens and animals of the community through engagement and innovative methods to obtain harmony between the two.
After introduction of the No-Kill 2020 initiative in 2016, LASCC has successfully increased adoptions, implemented a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program for cats, increased rescues, and decreased euthanasia rates. The shelter has increased its save rate of 52.88 percent in 2016 to a successful No-Kill status save rate of 90.3 percent in 2020.
Community support as well as partnerships with nonprofit organizations such as Wildcat Foundation/SpayNation and Acadiana Animal Aid have been instrumental in obtaining and maintaining a No-Kill status.
Southside High School
Southside High School fulfilled Lafayette Parish’s need for a new high school that aided in the support of the rapidly growing community needs and pressure from the Parish’s over-stretched resources. This accredited and recognized LEED certified building is the first high school built in the last 50 years in Lafayette. The educational curriculum provided by Southside High School offers an elevated emphasis on agricultural and energy industries, with a focus on 21st Century issues and technologies.
To support the educational program the school features several Career and Technical shops, a maker space, an extensive Arts department for both music and performing, and a 300 seat Black Box theater that serves as a performing space for the school and surrounding community. There are 72 teaching environments serving grades 9-12 with collaboration areas distributed throughout all three floors. The school also features large and small Gymnasiums with a full locker room to champion the athletics department.
At the interior two and three story high atrium space, contains a central dining area with an open concept library that can be used after hours for the community as part of Nexus, a community collaboration concept. This building was made possible by a highly killed team that executed a stringent design plan with a construction timeline of twenty-four months. The design process was performed in association with Pfluger Architects, a Texas based company.
Check out this case study for a more in depth look: Southside High School – Kimball
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.
AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.
AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.
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Valerie C. Kerry
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Mark Tullos. Jr.
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Principal of Southside High School
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Project Manager for Cox Communications Project
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“To the Staff of IDI,
Thank you for your guidance and ease in selecting furniture and fabric for Lafayette Schools Federal Credit Union. I intend on using your services in the future.”
Rita Durio & Associates
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Virginia Claire Hebert
Branding & Communications Coordinator
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Angela Woodall, RN, BSN
Clinic Practice Manager
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Mary Joye Declet
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Kacee Schexnayder Thompson
Executive Director, Foundation