About Les Gomez
“When I was 12 years old I delivered newspapers to 104 homes in Opelousas, La. Out of all these homes one dazzled my imagination.” PRUDOMME PLANTATION, circa 1817
Les Gomez graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1980 with a degree in Interior Architecture. During and after his formal education, Les was employed by two architectural firms in Lafayette before working four years as a home designer for a local builder.
“Laying bricks, framing houses, building furniture, I wanted to know it all, I wanted my hands to experience it all.”
In 1985, he started his own Design/Build firm. Originally targeting the remodeling industry, the firm eventually moved into new home construction and historical restoration as the economy improved. In the 90’s, he served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Home Builders Association, the Acadian Home Builders Association, and President of AHBA in 1995.
“Architecturally correct is important. However, without considering people and their belongings, the main ingredients to why there is architecture, a building is just a structure. My education in interior design prepped my sensitivity to this.”
Now designing homes across the Gulf Coast, Les is quickly becoming known for designing southern homes for southern places. Mostly known for his designs in The Village of River Ranch, a highly publicized Traditional Neighborhood Development in Lafayette, Louisiana, is home for more than one hundred of Les’s unique designs. These home designs range from New Orleans Creole to Caribbean, with architectural influences of French, Spanish and African.
About the Staff
“Without their devotion and their love of architecture, these designs would not have been possible.”
Three important ingredients to the success of Gomez Design Group are the members of the firm. Kerwin Theriot has a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Southwestern Louisiana now University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Karim Zaoui has a Bachelor of Architecture at d’Architecture de Paris La Villette in Paris, France. Ryan Gomez, 5th year undergraduate at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture.