School of Architecture and Design
Ashlie Latiolais, AIA, NCARB, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Principle of arch&also residential and research architectural practice. Presently, she teaches studios in both the Undergraduate and Graduate Architecture program at UL Lafayette where her studios and seminar courses focus on bridging the gap between Academia and Practice through tectonic building, making, and collaboration. Ashlie is the Co-Advisor of UL Lafayette’s AIAS and the 2016-2017 UL Lafayette Licensing Advisor / IDP Coordinator. She also currently serves as coordinator for UL Lafayette’s Design Day, which host’s high school students for recruitment into the Design curricula.
Before starting arch&also architecture, she worked in Baton Rouge, LA with Holden Architects as a Project Architect, completing projects across the southeast US. Her work and writing has been published in books, Southern Jewish Life magazine, local newspapers, and has won several regional design awards. Most recently, arch&also was an honorarium finalist for the Sukkah City STL design competition in 2014.
Ashlie has been invited by numerous studios and courses as a guest critic and lecturer at various universities, and has presented her research at nationally recognized conferences, such as the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting and National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. Ms. Latiolais was also awarded the 2013-2014 Rising Star Research Award from UL Lafayette for her collaborative outreach and research. She is dedicated to interdisciplinary efforts of collaboration both within and outside the university realm as a path to her teaching, research, and service.