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"I like to see weather changing. The flash and crash of lighting and thunder. I like the morning light before sunrise, the day sounds of life awakening. I like strong wind gusts. I like the sound of rope running through a tackle block." (Client Manifesto excerpt)

Location

Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Design Team

Kevin Barden and Joe Rivers

Typology

Residential

Date

2017-2020

Structural Engineer

Fractal Structural Engineering

General Contractor

Dykes Construction

Process

Explore

Bahama Beach House

Located in a community along the Gulf Coast, this new single-family residence creates a place of rest and relaxation through offering expansive views and ample room for outdoor living.

Joe Rivers

Art and Design

In this episode, our resident architect Kevin Barden visits with our other resident architect Joe Rivers from Houston, Texas. Joe Rivers is principal architect at Rivers Barden Architects. Kevin sat down with Joe to discuss his influences in architecture, his interests outside of architecture, and the life lessons he’s learned along the way.

Staff Travel: La Alhambra Reflection

Writing

In the Fall of 2022, Rafia visited Spain for ten days. Her travels took her to Barcelona, Granada, Toledo, and Madrid. There were many moments that left a lasting impression on her (visiting La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, taking a Paella cooking class, walking through maze-like alleys in Toledo and going on food tours in Madrid), but none left quite as strong of an impression as La Alhambra.