Abell+Crozier+Davis Architects had its 15 year anniversary in February of 2017. (ACDA) has been creating positive space since 2002 when the University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduates and classmates Chad Abell and Eric Crozier established the firm in Lafayette. Greg Davis, a lifelong resident of San Antonio and a graduate of Texas Tech University, became a partner in 2011 and heads the firm’s San Antonio office. The three partners now lead their Texas and Louisiana in-house teams of Architects, Project Managers, and Support Staff committed to:
Creating solutions based on the client’s needs
Honest, open communication
Collaborative, functional design that incorporates sustainable practices
Building long-term relationships
2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?
At ACDA, the most important thing we build is relationships. By keeping people first, we gain a true understanding of our clients’ needs and a clear vision to create innovative, functional designs. Since our founding, we’ve developed and refined The ACDA Proven Process, a four-stage system of internal procedures that helps us deliver repeatable, outstanding results for our clients.
3. What are you most proud of?
It’s gratifying, for us, to see a physical manifestation of our work throughout the region. Locally, we are very proud to have been part of two high-profile projects in Acadiana: U.L. Lafayette’s new M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park baseball stadium and Southside High School in Youngsville.
4. Where do you see your business in 10 years? What are your plans for the future?
We are focused on growing both externally and internally. Internally, we continuously improve our processes and develop our knowledge in order to be of maximum benefit to our clients. While we are always looking for opportunities in other markets we are deeply committed to our roots in Acadiana and are here for the long haul.
5. 1A is “Focused on Forward” – meaning we are taking an active role of improving the community we live in. Our members are Focused on Forward, too! - What does Focused on Forward mean to you? How is your company Focused on Forward?
Each project we take on is part of an ongoing inquiry into the manner in which context, culture, and place can be revealed in our work. ACDA’s design vision incorporates geography, climate, resources, and traditions to develop a progressive architectural response clearly of our time while maintaining a respect for the past.