GraceHebert Architects Acquires New Orleans-Based HMS Architects


BATON ROUGE, La. — GraceHebert Architects, a Baton Rouge-based architecture firm, has acquired HMS Architects, a New Orleans-based architecture firm. GraceHebert Architects is a regionally recognized firm that has set themselves apart with a holistic and tech-savvy approach to sound creative design practices. The acquisition provides geographic growth opportunities for both firms as well as strengthening the foundation and resources for their respective collaborative processes.

“The acquisition of HMS Architects stems from a mutually respectful and collaborative working relationship,” said President of GraceHebert Architects Jerry Hebert. “HMS Architects’ outstanding reputation and long-standing legacy in the Greater New Orleans area coupled with our resources and presence in a wide variety of industries will endow both entities with new growth opportunities.”

The acquisition will increase GraceHebert Architects size to 40 employees with plans for immediate hiring in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices. “The GraceHebert partnership provides HMS Architects with a boost in resources and staff to continue to serve our clients in the elite manner they have come to expect. The entire team looks forward to joining GraceHebert Architects and continuing our long history of providing the Greater New Orleans area innovative design practices,” said Principal of HMS Architects Keith Steger.

HMS Architects, founded in 1996, offers a full range of architectural services and has a collective of over sixty years of project experience. Historically, HMS Architects’ focus has been in the performing arts, hospitality, education, and industrial design. More information can be found at and

About GraceHebert Architects: Founded in 1967, GraceHebert Architects offers architecture, Interior Architectural Design, Programming, and Master Planning to clients throughout the Gulf South. GraceHebert Architects is an early adopter of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create state-of-the-art 3-D models of ongoing projects.

Note: Financial terms of the acquisition are not disclosed.

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