MSH Architects was formed in 2001 in Covington, Louisiana. The partners, Shiloh Moates and Michael Hunley, have lived and worked in Southeast Louisiana for many years, and are invested in the region's future both as individuals and as professionals. This personal focus extends to the way the partners run the firm, overseeing each project from the early design stages through completion. As a firm, MSH responds to clients’ need for detailed, budget conscious design, and also acts as a valuable team member during the complex project execution required for publicly bid or funded work. MSH implements a technology driven, highly visual, and interactive design process allowing clients to participate more fully in defining and realizing their vision.
Michael Savoie Hunley received his B.Arch degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1992. After working for nine years with Mathes Brierre Architects in New Orleans, he formed msh architects with Shiloh Moates in 2001. Michael designs and manages a broad range of commercial projects for the firm, taking the lead particularly on educational and research facility work. While developing the practice, Michael has also dedicated himself to the Covington community. He serves on the board of the Covington Business Association, and formed the West 30's Task Force in 2017, whose purpose is to aid in the revitalization of the West 30's neighborhood. He is currently licensed in Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and New York.
Susie Shiloh Moates studied architecture for three years at Tulane University, and earned her Professional B.Arch from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1994. She initially worked with C. Spencer Smith in New Orleans’ French Quarter, and produced custom homes using a design/build delivery, as well as affordable housing and multifamily projects. Shiloh is a founding partner of msh architects, and manages both commercial and residential design work. She takes the lead on affordable single and multifamily housing, as well as on the design of custom private homes. Shiloh currently sits on the Covington Historic District Commission, and is licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Rebecca Broome is an Auburn University alumna, who joined msh architects in 2009. She has worked in all project phases from planning through construction administration, following projects from the beginning of design to the end of the built process. Rebecca is a LEED accredited professional, with experience in multi-family residential projects pursuing Enterprise Green Communities Certification. After completing the examination and internship requirements, she became licensed as a registered architect in April of 2015. Rebecca has always appreciated msh architects’ strong commitment to local projects that have a positive impact on the community.
Margie Barre' has a degree in Business Management and Computer Programming from Phillips Junior College. She has worked in the Real Estate, Property Management and Construction industries for over thirty years. Her current duties include, but are not limited to administrative assistant and support to the architects. She is also responsible for the company’s accounting and bookkeeping needs. When calling into the office, she is normally the one that greets you.
Allison Ware Lantier began working with the firm as a summer intern in 2016 while pursuing a B. Arch from Louisiana State University and joined full time after receiving her degree. She was raised in a strong family that emphasized the importance of helping others, so she hopes to be able to give back to families like her own in her practice. She enjoys focusing on local projects that help the community grow and thrive.
Alicia Zimmerman graduated with a Master’s from Tulane University’s School of Architecture. She enjoys collaborating and visually bringing ideas from sketches to life. Alicia is interested in the spatial relationships and the impact of its dynamic interaction between the environment and individuals serving that space. She believes that a well-designed space should visually tell a compelling story.
Catherine Lacoste Graduated from Louisiana State University and she is the newest member on our team.