Don J. O'Rourke & Associates, Ltd.
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a little bit about our office

“It’s not about your greatness as an architect, but your compassion”      Samuel Mockbee

“It’s not about your greatness as an architect, but your compassion” 
Samuel Mockbee

Don J O'Rourke & Associates has been in operation since 1958 and is responsible for iconic buildings both in the city of Lafayette and throughout the State of Louisiana. The creative collaborative and cooperative culture of our office has helped our clients to realize their visions in a manner that is respectful to their time, budget, and project goals. Here at Don J. O'Rourke & Associates, we value every project and client, from renovations to housing authority dwellings to multi-million dollar mix use developments, and we deliver first class service throughout the project cycle, from initial conception to final delivery. Let us be your expert guide to making your next project a reality.

At Don J. O'Rourke & Associates, we are fortunate to have the continual tutelage of Don J. O'Rourke, Sr., a charter member of the AIA South Louisiana chapter, who is a committed contributor to the growth and prosperity of Southwestern Louisiana. His leadership has instilled an office culture where open exchange of ideas and collaborative communication is highly valued. This culture of cooperation directly and positively affects our client's ability to be both well informed and involved in projects.



The firm of DON J. O'ROURKE & ASSOCIATES LTD. has its genesis in the partnership between W. E. Bowen & Don J. O'Rourke that occurred in 1952. In the early stages of the firm, Mr. O'Rourke not only practiced architecture, he also taught courses in both the Civil Engineering and Architecture Departments at the Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now know as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). In 1958, when Mr. O'Rourke obtained licensure, he set out on his own. The firm of Don J. O'Rourke & Associates continued to grow through the 1960's & 1970's and during this time Mr. O'Rourke entered a partnership with Gerald M. Gossen. This partnership played a key role in the architectural development of Lafayette as the city transitioned from a small town Parish seat to the major economic and business hub of South Central Louisiana that it is today. From the First National Bank Tower, to the Park Tower, Don J. O'Rourke & Associates has helped shape the built environment of Lafayette.

Don O'Rourke & Associates has a strong tradition of employing & training many of Lafayette's finest architects. In 2004, Brent Frick joined the firm and he is now Vice-President of the firm...Today the firm of Don J. O'Rourke & Associates is comprised of the founder, Don J. O'Rourke, Brent Frick, & three other employees who all strive to live up to the unparalleled reputation for design excellence and client satisfaction that the firm has built over the past sixty plus years.