Somdal Associates

Architecture + Interior Design
Firm Profile

Somdal Associates is a multi-disciplined design firm based in Shreveport, LA and Dallas, TX that has offered design and planning services to clients since 1908. Our comprehensive services, our attention to the needs of our clients and our reputation for integrity within the construction industry have helped lead to the legacy of success of the firm.

We believe that the success of the project is dependent upon listening carefully to our clients, making sure that the design solutions are a reflection of each of our clients and not a "one-size-fits-all" design concept. The staff members of Somdal Associates have earned their experience on a wide variety of building types with varied budgets, some exceeding $100 million. At the present time we have projects in the fields of healthcare, education, manufacturing/maintenance, churches, athletics, multi-family residential and custom residential. We have enjoyed a regional presence in both Shreveport and Dallas areas as well as other parts of the country.

The design process requires that our staff be prepared to be part of a team that helps our clients achieve their goals in an imaginative, efficient and value-sensitive way. We utilize the skills and experience of our staff to provide thoughtful and coordinated design services for buildings that will stand the test of time and provide sustainable, durable and efficient solutions for our clients.

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Ed Elberson
AIA, NCARB
Bachelor of Architecture, USL

Over 45 years professional experience in Lafayette and Shreveport. Specialized in Healthcare and educational projects over the past ten years. Has served the American Institute of Architects as president of the Shreveport Chapter and the statewide Louisiana organization. Also served the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards as an officer as well as on the Registration Exam Committee.

Mark Williamson
AIA
Bachelor of Architecture, LSU

Over 35 years professional experience including many church-related projects. Has led the design effort on over $50 million in church related budgets in the past ten years including major projects at First UMC-Shreveport, Trinity UMC-Ruston and First Presbyterian-Shreveport. Member, American Institute of Architects and The Interfaith Forum for Religion, Art and Architecture.

Chris Elberson
AIA, NCARB
Bachelor of Architecture, LSU

Over 20 years professional experience including religious, health-care, residential and commercial projects. His work has been featured in local news magazines. His healthcare experience includes leadership in the design at CHRISTUS Highland West Addition, Sutton Childrens Hospital and the Spine Institute. Is Past President of the Louisiana and Shreveport Chapters of the AIA.