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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 10 years professional experience including health-care & athletic facilities, residential and commercial projects. One of the younger healthcare designers in the state, Hargrove has worked with Health and Wellness administrations all over to define their program and help them create a more efficient facility and campus. Working in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana right out of school, he has moved back to his hometown Shreveport after receiving his professional license.
Ellie recently joined the team after moving to Shreveport from Houston, Tx. While in Houston, she worked in hospitality designing hotels. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Interior Design. Her goal is to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam and become a licensed interior designer.
Over 6 years of experience in commercial architecture and design in Shreveport-Bossier City and Lafayette. Has helped managed major commercial projects and renovations in the area, as well as provided contract design services to several local firms. Chris is currently completing his licensure and plans to continue helping develop Northwest Louisiana with Somdal Associates. Associate Member, American Institute of Architects.
McCoy has been a team member since completing his undergraduate studies. Since coming on board full-time he has already project managed multiple health clinic jobs on top of a new pre-school. He is in the process of studying for his licensing exams.
Over 15 years experience in building design. Harris has managed commercial projects and renovations for several local firms and has experience producing construction drawings for each phase of the design process. Member, American Institute of Architects
With over 10 years of professional experience in a wide range of projects including residential, hotel, office and retail architecture plus interior design. Hannah has practiced internationally in London, Tokyo, Singapore, Malaysia and Miami as Project Architect and Project Manager. Her projects have been published in Asian Design Magazines. Hannah hopes to continue her studies in Environmental Management focusing on the issues of climate change and energy conservation. Member, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and LEED Green Associate.
Max McKee is a multi-talented individual who specializes in 3D modeling, rendering, and animation. While apprenticing under his father David W. McKee who worked closely with Fay Jones, he developed a good eye for proportion and 3D space that helps the buildings he works on come to life. With more than 8 years of 3D modeling and draughting experience he can turn almost any drawing into a picture that anyone can understand.