HOW WE THINK

Every design firm should be able to tell you what they do. But, we believe it’s more important to understand why we do what we do. What is the result of the work. What is the emotional connection – the feeling or enjoyment – a built environment should create for the people who experience it. An experience that creates memories. An experience for people to come together and truly live. An experience people want to have time and again. An environment that survives the trends of time. An environment crafted from honest, real materials and one that relates intimately to its location and intended use. Simply, an environment that creates a special sense of place wherever it may be.

Honesty, humility and beauty are what we value most. Every member of our team has many strengths – and a few weaknesses too. But, adhering to our values and being who we are allow us to combine our diverse strengths to create a team with incredible power, agility and ability. This is what we call distinctive collaboration. A collaboration between co-workers and with clients – with builders, developers, property owners and even corporations. This distinctive collaboration leads to distinctive design and both lead to distinctive success. Success for our team and success for our clients.

HOW WE THINK

Every design firm should be able to tell you what they do. But, we believe it’s more important to understand why we do what we do. What is the result of the work. What is the emotional connection – the feeling or enjoyment – a built environment should create for the people who experience it.

An experience that creates memories. An experience for people to come together and truly live. An experience people want to have time and again. An environment that survives the trends of time. An environment crafted from honest, real materials and one that relates intimately to its location and intended use. Simply, an environment that creates a special sense of place wherever it may be.

Honesty, humility and beauty are what we value most. Every member of our team has many strengths – and a few weaknesses too. But, adhering to our values and being who we are allow us to combine our diverse strengths to create a team with incredible power, agility and ability.

This is what we call distinctive collaboration. A collaboration between co-workers and with clients – with builders, developers, property owners and even corporations. This distinctive collaboration leads to distinctive design and both lead to distinctive success. Success for our team and success for our clients.

OUR TEAM

Louis Nequette

Founder / Chief Architect

A native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University’s architecture program, Louis has always been fascinated with the creation of place. At an early age, he found art as a conduit for his expression and identity which lead him to architecture as a field of study.

After graduating from Auburn, Louis combined his early work experience and his volunteer firefighting background to landed an opportunity to start a new firm and design two fire stations in the Birmingham area. One was the first commercial building at new town called Mt. Laurel where he was introduced to New Urbanism and started learning the principles of traditional neighborhood development. Even though much of his earlier work was highlighted by custom residential projects, this enlightenment of community planning has been a foundation in Louis’ work ever since.

“It’s all about community building. Architecture is nothing but an opportunity to bring people together. It can segregate or create community. I don’t think people realize how much community planning has an effect on political life.”

Louis has always been as interested in the business relationships with developers and the clients – the people – just as much as the beautiful work. These two types of work, custom-driven and developer-driven, can form a dialogue with each other, where a cross-pollination of ideas from one can inform the other.

Louis focuses his collaborative energies to innovate new solutions for community building in the 21st century. Whether it be student housing villages, multi-family buildings in new town centers, infill mixed-use buildings in downtown, or market-rate residential neighborhoods, all of these building types help shape our public realm and create community. For Louis Nequette, the real strength of architecture is not necessarily the buildings. It is instead the space between the buildings, the community nurtured by planning and beauty.

Education

Auburn University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1993

“It’s all about community building. Architecture is nothing but an opportunity to bring people together.”

Louis Nequette
BHM BIZ, October/November 2018

“It’s all about community building. Architecture is nothing but an opportunity to bring people together.”

Louis Nequette
BHM BIZ, October/November 2018

Seth Rodwell

Firm Leader / Project Architect

Travis Burke

Team Leader / Project Architect

Eric Wadsworth

Team Leader / Project Architect

Sarah Jelks

Team Leader / Interior Designer

Denise Bowen

Office Manager

Mark Riddle

Project Architect

Jared Calhoun

Project Architect

Timothy Carl

Project Architect

Kelly Butler

Interior Designer

Emily Coe

Project Architect

Vince Lombardo

Project Manager

Jessica Prier

Interior Designer

Hannah Mura

Project Manager

Emily Rivers

Interior Designer

Emma Clark

Nick Hester

Weave was founded in 2018 by Chad Martin, a brand designer who has been in the architectural world for over twenty years. Living in the details as buildings take shape, he has an understanding and awareness of the small moves that can change an average space to a unique one. With a focus in environmental branding, he is able to shape a space to create a memorable experience. With a passion for thoughtful placemaking, Chad founded Weave to help intertwine branding with the built environment.

JOIN OUR TEAM

Every member of the Nequette team has many strengths – and maybe a few weaknesses too. By adhering to our values and contributing our varied expertise, we’ve formed a team with incredible ability.

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AWARDS

The Palladio Awards

ICAA – Addison Mizner Award

International Interior Design Association – Alabama

Nequette Office, The Thomas Building

Nequette Lake House

Best In Show – Nequette Architecture & Design

American Institute of Architects – Birmingham

Shaias Homewood

Dungan Nequette Office

Edenton Lofts

Silverock Cove Thunderhouse

Creekside of Auburn

Hopkins Finley Residence

Hoover Fire Station No. 2

American Institute of Architects – Alabama

Elton Stephens River House

Hoover Fire Station No. 10 – Ross Bridge

Edenton Lofts

Silverock Cove Thunderhouse

American Society of Interior Designers – Alabama

Lubbock Clubhouse