Steve Oubre

Architects Southwest

534 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501


Innovative Architect. Pioneering Urbanist. Dynamic Leader in his field. Steven Oubre is all these and more.

Oubre holds a Bachelor's of Architecture Degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he returned to educate future colleagues as an adjunct professor. In addition, he has also served as a visiting critic for various groups and organizations and lectures extensively on urban design. Having practiced architecture since 1976, Oubre co-founded Architects Southwest in 1980. This firm specializes in the new urbanist development of greenfield and infill places, cultural architecture, as well as educational and campus planning, throughout the Gulf South.

Steven Oubre is a trailblazer in the urbanist movement in Louisiana. In 1994, in association with Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater Zyberk, Oubre was involved in the development of the Village of Ile de Canne, a leading urbanist community. As a member of the Congress for New Urbanism, Oubre has studied and worked extensively during the nineties on creating spaces that readdress the art of building for people.

Oubre's focus is presently comprised of several New Urbanist projects throughout the state, most notably The Village of River Ranch in Lafayette, Louisiana. His other projects include Arrozal in Lake Charles, Olde Town in Lafayette; Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond; and additional projects in every major city in Louisiana. 

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