Current News: Name Change


Charles Beazley, president of Guidry Beazley Architects, Acadiana's oldest architecture firm, recently announced the firms name change to Architects Beazley Moliere.

In business for more than 50 years, Architects Beazley Moliere has been responsible for many of the area's most significant structures, including office buildings, shopping centers, banks, schools, post offices, hospitals, the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center, the John M. Shaw Federal Courthouse, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, NOAA Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center (EHCFC), and the Lafayette Public Library.

"It has been over a year since senior partner Larry Guidry passed away. He joined the organization in 1965 and was instrumental in building a well respected practice," stated President Charles Beazley. "Moving forward we are excited about the future of the firm, and we feel a name change acknowledges our transition into a new phase."

Along with the name change comes the designation of Albert Moliere as a named partner. Moliere joined the firm in 1998 as a project manager and became a partner in 2005. Fellow partner Charles Beazley began as an intern with the group in 1971, became a partner in 1985 and was named president in 2006.

Architects Beazley Moliere most recently was recognized for its work on the 52,000 square-foot, $19 million renovation and addition to Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC). The firm has provided architectural services to LGMC for more than 20 years.

A key feature of the LGMC project was the creation of the Pavilion, an area dedicated to women's and children's services, complete with its own lobby and information/admissions area. The Pavilion features an additional 24 mother/baby suites equipped with amenities that create a more homelike, yet high tech environment, enabling babies to stay in-room with their mothers during postpartum care.

"LGMC renovations also included an impressive redesign of the hospital's main entry. Charles' vision of a modern aesthetic, open design and soaring ceiling heights led us to create a dramatic space that has already garnered accolades from other area architects and designers," said Moliere.

Architects Beazley Moliere is the oldest and one of the most respected architectural firms in Acadiana. Founded in 1955 by David L. Perkins, FAIA, the first architect on the UL Lafayette (then SLI) faculty, this dynamic firm merges professional activities with dedicated responsible practice and commitment to its clients. The firm's focus remains on commercial and institutional building types, with experience in health care and laboratory facilities, office buildings, space planning, religious buildings, financial institutions, schools and libraries. Clients include local as well as national corporations, institutions, private developers, and local, state and federal agencies.