Here are the 2023 Current In Design winners

Lafayette Animal Shelter entrance
Lafayette Animal Shelter

Recognizing the best in local architecture, planning and design, we are pleased to announce 12 winning projects for The Current In Design Awards 2023. 

Awards were conferred in three groups: Seven awards juried by Marlon Blackwell Architects, a globally renowned firm based in Fayetteville, Ark; three editors choices awards; and three readers choices awards. 

Awards of Merit

  • Lafayette Animal Shelter / Architects Beazley Moliere 
  • Evangeline Corridor Initiative / ACSW Architects 
  • Ashy-Inzerella Residence / Lisa Bourque Design
  • Vermilion Lofts / SO Studio 
  • Geode / emerymcclure architecture

Jury Citation Award

  • CDC Play / ARCH&also 
  • House of Cards / UL Lafayette Building Institute

Readers Choice

  • Envision Broussard / Duplantis Design Group, B&A Planning
  • Milton Elementary / MBSB Group 
  • Lafayette Animal Shelter / Architects Beazley Moliere 

Editors Choice

  • Lafayette Regional Airport / MBSB Group 
  • Ochsner Lafayette General Community Health Center / MBSB Group 
  • Opportunity Machine / MBSB Group 

These projects represent the right combination of vision and impact. They prove what we can do when Lafayette use smart design to invest in ourselves.

We received 52 entries, extending eligibility to projects within the Acadiana region and completed since 2017, the last time an architecture awards program was produced locally. Over 600 votes were cast in the readers choice poll. 

Winners will be celebrated at a reception the evening of March 29 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, featuring keynote speaker Antoine Bryant, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit.  

Tickets and sponsorship packages are available. Email Cherry Fisher May here.