Our Philosophy and Affiliations

Bell Architecture has grown to become one of the region’s most respected residential architecture firms. We are lauded not only for our design of custom homes, but also for the fulfilling experiences our clients enjoy when they partner with us.

We specialize in creating distinctive custom homes. We believe that specialization is essential to achieving excellence. By remaining solely focused on our specialty, we can be the best architect that you can choose to design your home.

Since 1992 we have developed detailed knowledge of residential design and of the aesthetic, functional and technical considerations involved in creating a successful home. We have in place systems that are geared toward residential projects, resulting in efficiencies and savings to your and our benefit.

At Bell Architecture, we are not committed to a particular style. Our design process starts with what appeals to you. It is informed by our years of designing homes and by our ongoing study of architectural history, and of residential architectural design in particular. We believe that a full understanding of the Western classical tradition is a pre-requisite to successful design; we must know the rules before we can decide when to follow them, when to strategically break them, and when to depart from them all together. We believe that we offer the foundation of knowledge and design experience that is essential to creating a beautiful home.

As part of our ongoing commitment to stay abreast of the latest developments in residential design and technology, we actively participate as members of these organizations:


AIA: The American Institute of Architects

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CRAN: Custom Residential Architects Network

New Orleans Architecture Foundation

AIA College of Fellows

The Jefferson Society

ICAA: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art