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 and received his initial Architecture License in Louisiana in 1999. He and his partner, Shiloh Moates, formed msh architects in 2001 in downtown Covington to practice near home while allowing them to be more involved in their community and the lives of their children. Michael designs and manages a broad range of commercial projects for the firm, taking the lead, particularly on educational and biomedical research facility work. He recently served two years as the Chairman of the State of Louisiana Architects Selection Board. While developing the practice, Michael has also dedicated time to the Covington community. He serves as an advisory board member of the Covington Business Association, is the president of the Pine View Middle School PTA, and, with the help of a dedicated group of volunteers, formed a nonprofit to build and run The Covington Garden, which is an educational endeavor in partnership with the City of Covington and the LSU Ag Center.
Susie Shiloh Moates earned her Professional B. Arch from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1994. She first worked with C. Spencer Smith in New Orleans' French Quarter, producing custom homes using a design/build delivery as well as affordable and multifamily projects. Shiloh is a founding partner of msh architects which was incorporated in 2001, and she manages both commercial and residential projects. Her focus includes private medical office buildings, affordable and multifamily housing, and a broad range of other work with the firm. Shiloh served on the Covington Historic District Commission for nine years and is currently the Secretary of the nonprofit West 30s Redemption Company. She is licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Rebecca Broome is an Auburn University alumna with degrees in both architecture and interior architecture. She joined msh architects in 2009 and has been licensed in Louisiana since 2015. 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, with a focus on commercial projects. Rebecca has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional credential, LEED AP BD+C, and used this expertise in projects including multi-family residential pursuing Enterprise Green Communities Certification. Rebecca has always appreciated msh architects' strong commitment to local projects that have a positive impact on the community.
Karrah Glynn achieved her Master of Architecture from Tulane University in 2012, where she had the opportunity to participate in the URBANbuild and Rome programs. She started with msh architects in 2013 and has worked on all phases of a wide variety of projects. Whether for commercial or residential, Karrah enjoys detailing spaces as they relate to the human scale and improving experiences through lighting, finishes, and spatial qualities. Karrah's appreciation for msh's work and the Covington community continues even as she currently remotes from Houma.
Margie Barre' attended the University of New Orleans and 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-five years. Her current duties include, but are not limited to administrative and support to the architects. She is also responsible for all accounting and bookkeeping needs. When calling into the office, she is normally the one that greets you.
Chryshanna graduated from Louisiana State University in May 2020. She worked for DNA Workshop shortly afterwards and joined msh architects in January 2022. Chryshanna enjoys learning about architectural history and seeing the transformations architecture goes through as time passes. She loves volunteering and giving back to her community, and she aims to make a lasting impact through architecture with the msh architect team.
Michelle is a graduate of Tulane University, with a background in design and communications. With many years working in both design and marketing, her role with msh architects has given her a front-row seat to the team and its core values. Her creative skills and appreciation for good design help provide a fresh approach to business development. She appreciates msh architects' dedication to local projects and is committed to helping make a difference in her community.
Alexis is set to graduate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) with a Bachelor's in Architecture in 2023. She is currently working as a summer intern for msh architects. She has a passion for architecture history and historic restoration, especially within the local region of New Orleans.