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Why Choose Pascal Architects? Get to know the values and key milestones that have defined our organization.

Marrying authentic history with effective technology; molding the next generation of architects to be self-sufficient problem solvers; building deep-rooted relationships with our clients to create solutions that evolve with their businesses—these are the driving forces that have helped to create Pascal Architects. We are a collective of licensed architects, licensed general contractors, project managers, and administrative personnel dedicated to the designed environment and its integral role in our culture, society, and understanding of the world.

The History of Our Firm

Founded in 1991, Pascal Architects is a mid-sized multi-disciplinary architecture firm with offices in both New Orleans and New York City. Principal P. Mark Culotta, AIA, CSI, CDT developed the firm after working in the construction industry as a general contractor, as well as spending several years as a professor of architecture for Louisiana State University. This intimate knowledge of construction management, combined with a passion for teaching, set the foundation for our firm as it exists today. From our start, we had a strong focus on historic preservation and the adaptive reuse of historic structures for new purposes. Living in New Orleans, protecting the historic structures that help tell the story of our city has always been vital to our success as a firm.
Then, when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, it forever changed our lives and livelihoods. During this time, many of the team members who are still involved in the company today completed storm damage remediation, living and working in hotels in downtown New Orleans. Because of the major effect this catastrophic event had on our city, we saw first hand how architecture and the internal systems that operate a building impact the functions of a city. Still a major component of the business, in conjunction with our work in forensic architecture and historic restoration and preservation, we seek to find new ways to enhance our built environments without forgetting the history ingrained in them.

Our Mission & Company Values

As a collaborative organization, our values as a company influence our daily operations and decisions. We live these values and seek to extend them into each project we take on. That is why a principal architect is involved in every project, in order to oversee and maintain our mission to create custom design solutions to meet each of our client’s needs. Take a closer look at our values.

Integrity

It is our goal to take the burden of the problem off the client and solve it in a fashion that allows them to be proud of the end product. In order to do that, we strive to understand the inner-workings of their business and operate daily with transparency and accountability. If something unexpected happens, we are proactive to take ownership and resolve the issue before it grows.

Courage

We face our problems head on. We embrace the seemingly unsolvable. We rely on and trust in our teammates for strength and endurance.

Responsibility

As a teaching firm, it is our responsibility to create the next generation of architects. We immerse our employees at all levels in the company in order to set an expectation for critical analysis and innovation. With roots as professors at both LSU and Tulane University, our senior-level team remains dedicated to mentoring and coaching interns as they build their experience in all facets of the industry.

Resourcefulness

For us, the problem solving is the exciting part; the application of new ideas through problem-solving that may never have been done before. We remain agile and flexible in order to meet the daily demands and changing needs of each project.

Respect

We uphold respect for the history of each building we have the privilege to work on, completing extensive research and fieldwork to understand the original intent behind the design of the building and any root problems that currently hinder the functionality of the building in order to create a vision that is respectful of the people, past and present, who make use of the designed space.

“We want to teach well-rounded architects that can take our place and take this company’s progress to the next level when we stop. That’s why we are a teaching firm.” – P. Mark Culotta, Principal Architect & Founder

Work With Us

We have worked across the country with commercial clients in the hospitality, education, and retail sectors, in addition to our work with local, state, and national government agencies. Our extensive experience with historic restoration and preservation, project and construction management, interior architecture, and forensic architecture and building analysis includes iconic New Orleans buildings such as Gallier Hall, the Lower Pontalba flanking Jackson Square, and City Hall. Learn more about our team and the projects we have completed, or get in contact to share the details of your next project.
Address:

2121 Airline Dr., Suite 500
Metairie, LA 70001

Address:

2121 Airline Dr., Suite 500
Metairie, LA 70001