Meet the Team

Tommie Aysenne, Jr.

Architect

Specializing in Institutional and Government Architecture, Tommie Aysenne gets excited when occupants bring a building to life. Originally from Labadieville, LA, Aysenne is a graduate of Louisiana State University.

In his free time, Aysenne enjoys attending music festivals and cooking in his backyard with family.

taysenne@sizeler.com

Jordin Bandi

Design Professional

As a member of the Interiors Department, Jordin Bandi enjoys enhancing experiences through the creation of interior environments. Originally from Metairie, Bandi is a graduate of Louisiana State University.

In her free time, she enjoys attending local festivals or visiting the newest sushi restaurant.

jbandi@sizeler.com

Cait Behrens

Design Professional

Cait Behrens is passionate about fostering people's engagement with their environment through well thought out design. Originally from Lafayette, Behrens holds a Masters of Architecture from University Of Louisiana at Lafayette.

In her free time, Behrens enjoys working on her house or biking in City Park.

cbehrens@sizeler.com

Thomas M. Brown

Principal

For Thomas Brown, real joy comes with working alongside clients who enjoy what they do and want to improve the world around them. Driven by a sense of altruism, Brown specializes in education, community, and public safety projects. Originally from Jeanerette, Louisiana, he is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Architecture.

A consummate hard worker, Brown can usually be found exercising or gardening in his downtime. He loves to share a drink, meal, and a laugh with close friends. In life, he’d much prefer to be a participant than a spectator.

tbrown@sizeler.com

Mark Brupbacher

Architect

Mark Brupbacher excels at overseeing the construction of projects and handling every day issues that arise during construction. It gives him great joy to watch his designs come to life.

Originally from Metairie, Brupbacher received his Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. In his free time, you can find him cheering on the Fighting Tigers, playing ball with his grandson, or constructing projects in his workshop.

mbrupbacher@sizeler.com

Clarissa Costa Lima

Design Professional

As a design professional for STBA's healthcare studio, Clarissa enjoys being able to bring clients' visions to life. She also enjoys the technical side of how buildings actually come together. Originally from Pittsburg, PA, Clarissa graduated from Penn State with a Bachelors of Architecture.

In her free time, you can find Clarissa outside playing with her dog, reading a good book, or spending time with her friends.

Accreditations:

LEED Green Associate

ccostalima@sizeler.com

V. David Croft II

Architect

As a Senior Project Manager at Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects, David Croft delights in seeing complex projects through their many stages of development.

A graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Croft specializes in retail, office buildings, resorts, and complex university and institutional projects. In his spare time, he is in his easy chair with a book or watching a classic movie.

dcroft@sizeler.com

Karla Daigle

Administrative Professional

Karla Daigle keeps the office running smoothly from day to day. She enjoys working with the talented architects and designers at Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects.

In her free time, you can find Daigle hiking a trail with her husband and dog.

kdaigle@sizeler.com

Lance Dickman

Design Professional

Specializing in Educational design, Lance Dickman enjoys creating details that are part of successful and cohesive overall designs. Originally from Birnamwood, WI, Dickman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

In his personal time, Dickman enjoys spending time at Audubon Park with his family and dog.

ldickman@sizeler.com

Rick Elliott

Architect

As a Senior Project Manager, Rick Elliott enjoys projects that demand a high level of complexity and that mandate a sense of place. Specializing in higher education, governmental, and corporate projects, he is enthusiastic about spaces that have the ability to evoke emotion and create distinct memories.

Originally from Indiana, Elliott is a graduate of Ball State University. In his free time, he enjoys being active, getting outdoors and exploring the wilds of Louisiana.

Accreditations:

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

relliott@sizeler.com

Brian Faucheux

Principal

Born and raised in New Orleans, Brian Faucheux holds a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. Faucheux has worked on a diverse array of educational, governmental, community, private, and public projects at STBA. A people person, he is enthusiastic about developing lasting relationships with clients and sparking meaningful collaboration in the studio.

Faucheux has dabbled in modern furniture design and frequently serves on juries for design competitions. In his free time, he can be found playing guitar, enjoying local festivals, and scouting for new restaurants around town.

Accreditations:

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

bfaucheux@sizeler.com

Sarah Faulk

Design Professional

Sarah Faulk enjoys bringing projects to life through 3D modeling. Originally from Metairie, Faulk is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. When she is not creating 3D models, Faulk can be found drawing realistic pencil portraits.

In her personal time, she enjoys exploring the States and extreme adventures, such as hang gliding and sky diving.

sfaulk@sizeler.com

P. Randy Fiveash

Architect*

Randy Fiveash specializes in Hospitality, Retail, Resorts, and Educational Facilities. He is passionate about building information modeling and project visualization.

In his free time, you can find Fiveash enjoying a round of golf or a family cookout.

*licensed in the state of Colorado

Accreditations:

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

rfiveash@sizeler.com

Anna Bertucci Ghelase

Associate

For Anna Bertucci Ghelase, when it comes to design problems, the more challenging the better. Taking great satisfaction in finding unexpected solutions to puzzling situations, Ghelase specializes in designing innovative healthcare environments.

A New Orleans native and a graduate of the Tulane University School of Architecture, Ghelase likes to spend her spare time on crafty projects—rehabbing and creating furniture or making jewelry.

Accreditations:

American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA)

Evidence Based Design Certification and Accreditation (EDAC)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

aghelase@sizeler.com

Susan Gohd

Architect

Specializing in Educational Design, Susan Gohd is passionate about the implementation and completion of a well-designed building. Originally from Boston, MA, Gohd is a graduate of the Tulane School of Architecture.

In her free time, Gohd enjoys throwing pots. Her pottery creations can be found at artist co-ops around New Orleans.

sgohd@sizeler.com

Marianne Graffam

Architect

Marianne Graffam enjoys team collaboration and problem solving. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Graffam is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Architecture.

As the city organizer for PechaKucha nights in New Orleans, Graffam hosts inspirational speaker events around the city. When she is not designing buildings or organizing events, Graffam enjoys working on her house or spending quality time at the ballpark with her two boys.

Accreditations:

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

Evidence Based Design Certification and Accreditation (EDAC)

mgraffam@sizeler.com

Elizabeth A. Guilbeau

Director of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources, Elizabeth Guilbeau enjoys welcoming new employees and making sure the office life runs smoothly.

Originally from New Orleans, Guilbeau graduated from Loyola University New Orleans. In her free time, you can find Guilbeau dining or attending social events with family and friends.

eguilbeau@sizeler.com

Richard Hebert

Architect

Richard Hebert specializes in Institutional and Government Facilities. He is passionate about the integration of the user with the building.

Originally from Louisiana, Hebert is a graduate of Louisiana State University and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons and finding new and adventurous things to do.

rhebert@sizeler.com

Paula Johnson

Administrative Professional

As our Accounting Clerk, Paula Johnson enjoys crunching numbers and helping others.

Originally from Bridge City, Texas, Johnson has settled into New Orleans quite easily. In her free time, you can find her giving back to the community. She also enjoys going out to dinner and the movies with friends. Her motto is Live Life and Laugh Hard.

pjohnson@sizeler.com

Blair Redfield Lancaster

Marketing Manager

For Blair Redfield Lancaster, when it comes to marketing, she does it all. If she is not pursuing new design jobs for STBA, Lancaster manages social media, creates press releases, and much more. She is passionate about design and bridging the gap between architecture and marketing.

A New Orleans native and a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Architecture, Lancaster likes to spend her spare time with friends, exercising, attending all of the festivals New Orleans has to offer, and, in the summer months, getting to a pool or the beach as often as possible.

Blancaster@sizeler.com

Susan Leary

Design Professional

As the Interior Design Librarian, Susan Leary assists with finishing boards and finding materials. She is passionate about traveling, art, and dance.

Born in Minnesota, Leary has lived in almost a dozen different places. She graduated from George Washington University and attended Delgado's Interior Design Program. In her free time, you can find Leary taking a swim, doing tai chi, or planning where to have dinner next.

sleary@sizeler.com

Denise Ketchum LeBlanc

Construction Administration Coordinator

As our Construction Administration Coordinator, Denise Ketchum LeBlanc enjoys seeing a building come to life during construction. Originally from Gentilly, LeBlanc is a graduate of Delgado Community College.

In her personal time, LeBlanc can be found relaxing on her back porch with a glass of wine. She also enjoys running and has completed four half-marathons.

dleblanc@sizeler.com

Randall McCaffrey

Construction Administrator

Specializing in Historic Preservation and Restoration, Randy McCaffrey enjoys solving problems, achieving the best quality of work possible, and learning from new experiences and team members.

Originally from Mississippi, McCaffrey is a graduate of Mississippi State University. In his personal time, he can be found on his porch swing with a glass of Merlot and a guitar.

Accreditations:

Historic Conservator — National Park Service, Department of the Interior

rmccaffrey@sizeler.com

Jennifer Mitchell

Associate

Driven by her passion for impacting lives and experiences through interior design, Jennifer Mitchell has wanted to be an interior designer since the age of twelve. Hailing from Metairie, she is a graduate of Louisiana State University and an active board member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Delta Regional chapter and the Next Gen Council for GNO Inc.

When she’s not considering interiors, Mitchell enjoys getting outdoors with her husband John and her children Jhett and Joules.

Accreditations:

Louisiana Registered Interior Designer #1290

Evidence-based Design Accreditation & Certification (EDAC)

Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID)

jmitchell@sizeler.com

Crystal Mitchell

Architect

Crystal Mitchell specializes in designing higher education facilities, libraries, and community centers. She is a skilled problem solver and enjoys collaborating with creative minds.

A New Orleans native, Mitchell graduated with her Masters from Tulane University School of Architecture. In her free time, you can find Mitchell lunching with friends, admiring exhibits at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), or hanging out with her dog.

Accreditations:

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

cmitchell@sizeler.com

Allen D. Ohlmeyer

Principal | Director of Healthcare Design

A native of New Orleans, Allen Ohlmeyer earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University in 1991. Specializing in healthcare environments, Ohlmeyer is passionate about improving the patient experience from the top down. He is proud of the continued success of STBA’s healthcare studio and is continually heartened by his colleagues’ commitment, talent, and attention to detail.

Whenever the opportunity arises, Ohlmeyer heads to the coastal marshes of St. Bernard Parish in pursuit of redfish and speckled trout. A volunteer with the Louisiana Cooperative Marine Fish Tagging Program, Ohlmeyer has tagged 386 fish to date—fifteen of which have been recaptured. Having married into a Cajun family, he is a lover of seafood and spirited gatherings.

Accreditations:

American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA)

American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

aohlmeyer@sizeler.com

Emily Quebedeaux

Design Professional

Emily Quebedeaux is passionate about creating architecture that enriches peoples experience through mindfulness of the senses, materials, tectonics, and site. She is intrigued by buildings that engage with the site & the environment, and when spaces respond to all human senses.

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Quebedeaux received her Master of Architecture from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In her free time, you can find Quebedeaux biking around city park, hanging out in her hammock, or kayaking on the bayou. She is an animal lover and a sunset fanatic!

equebedeaux@sizeler.com

Alex Ratliff

Design Professional

Alex Ratliff specializes in Interior Renovations, Healthcare, and Higher Education facilities. He is passionate about synthesizing the many disparate and complex parts of a project to create one unified and finished space. Sustainability also plays a large roll in all aspects of his life.

Originally from Chicago, Ratliff received his BSArch from the University of Illinois at Chicago, then graduated with his Masters from Tulane University. In his free time, you can find Ratliff building something in his backyard or exploring the city by bike with his wife and daughter.

Accreditations:

LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

aratliff@sizeler.com

Jared J. Reynolds

Design Professional

Jared J. Reynolds specializes in Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, Transportation, and Recreational Facilities. He enjoys working on interesting and challenging projects and working together with enthusiastic and intelligent coworkers.

Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Reynolds graduated in Architecture from Louisiana State University. In his free time, you can find Reynolds exploring new places. He is also an F1 enthusiast!

jreynolds@sizeler.com

Jennifer Rowe

Design Professional

Specializing in Public Buildings, Libraries, and Healthcare, Jennifer Rowe is passionate about community based projects. Originally from Mississippi, Rowe is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

In her personal time, she can be found sewing or walking her dog along the levee.

Accreditations:

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

jrowe@sizeler.com

I. William Sizeler

Principal

I. William Sizeler—known as Billy around the office—has been active in the architecture world for more than fifty years. Originally from New Orleans, Sizeler is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Pennsylvania. Starting with a staff of five in 1979, Sizeler has since grown Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects into one of Louisiana’s most prominent design firms.

Today, Sizeler is focused on bringing in new and challenging projects in the education, public, commercial, and multi-family residential sectors. Driven by his team’s talent and commitment, he is a firm believer in teamwork and perseverance. He spends his free time walking in Audubon Park, visiting with his children and grandchildren, and dining at the city's many fine restaurants.

iws@sizeler.com

Steve Templet

Architect

A Louisiana native, Steve Templet is a graduate of the University of Texas. With more than 25 years of professional experience, he is devoted to the development of healthcare spaces that promote both better care and quality of time spent in the environment. A member of the American College of Healthcare Architects Board of Regents, Templet has led master planning efforts at many healthcare facilities.

Away from work, Templet enjoys spending time with his family, carpentry, hunting, and enjoying the outdoors.

Accreditations:

American College of Healthcare Architects (AHCA)

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

stemplet@szieler.com

Ken Zito

Associate

Specializing in sports and recreational facilities, Ken Zito loves the sense of possibility that comes with meeting with a client for the first time. Whether he’s overseeing a renovation or designing a brand new building, he strives to understand a client’s needs so that he can develop an elegant architectural solution.

Originally from Baton Rouge, Ken Zito is a graduate of Louisiana State University. In his personal time, Zito can be found on the beach or attending LSU and Saints football games.

kzito@sizeler.com

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