“The three things that mean the most to me are client satisfaction, the respect of our peers, and the strength of RHH corporate culture.”

 

Education

  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, Bachelor of Architecture, 1983

 

Experience

  • Shaw Center Modifications, Baton Rouge LA

  • MAPP Construction Company Headquarters, Baton Rouge LA

  • EBR Parish Library, Carver Branch, Baton Rouge LA

  • Various East Baton Rouge Parish School System projects, Baton Rouge LA

  • Ascension Parish School Board, Ascension Parish LA

  • Louisiana State University, various masterplanning and design projects

  • Lard Oil Company, South Louisiana

  • State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge LA, various projects

  • Louisiana State University Nicholson Gateway Development, Baton Rouge LA

  • Louisiana State University Replacement Housing, Baton Rouge LA

 

Affiliations

  • Since 2003, leadership on professional organizations including AIA Baton Rouge as Director on Board

  • AIA Louisiana Secretary Treasurer

  • Director of Board for Association for Learning Environments, and  member of International Facility Management Association.

  • Since 2003 served community organizations such as Chair for Designer subcommittee of Capital Area United Way

  • Past President of Sunrise Rotary of Baton Rouge

  • Current Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 6200

Sam, along with six siblings, grew up in Kaplan, a small town in southwest Louisiana, population 5,000. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1983. In 1999, after several years of award-winng work on projects like Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Medical Plaza II and OLOLRMC School of Nursing, St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church, First Bank of Crowley, and Tiger Stadium East Side Addition, Sam joined RHH as a full partner.

Sam’s talent for managing large-scale public and commercial projects, along with the firm’s strong roster of highly experienced architects, has allowed RHH to compete for, and smoothly manage, large public and commercial projects with tight budgets and tough deadlines.

Sam specializes in project administration and spec writing, and he has developed strong relationships with allied professionals through his expert management of large-scale, complex projects, particularly in the public sector. RHH enjoys a high level of repeat business from project Owners because of Sam’s continued engagement with, and understanding of, this highly complex market segment.

Sam’s steady management style and his vast knowledge of the building process have earned him respect among his peers and have helped shape the firm’s remarkable corporate culture. Married and father of three; Alexandra, Katherine, and Rex; Sam enjoys fitness, reading, spectator sports, hiking, and tennis.

SAM HERPIN, AIA

Principal