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Current news, project updates, things of interest.

Former Waggoner Federal Building

The Firm did the design for the building demolition and asbestos abatement work for the former Waggoner Federal Building which will become the new State Office Building in downtown Shreveport. The project will last about ten (10) months and includes asbestos abatement, interior demolition, and demolition of the parking garage. The exterior skin will be removed and the foundations and steel structure will remain for a future phase 2 project. Project managers for this project are Lauren Marchive III, Architect, and Brady Henderson, environmental consultant. The contractor is Gill Industries.

October 4, 2023


Brady Henderson

Brady Henderson has satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements set forth by the NRPP and has received certification from the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) as a Radon Measurement Professional and as a Radon Mitigation Specialist.

Louisiana Veteran Owned Business

Newman Marchive Incorporated received a Certificate of Recognition as a Louisiana Veteran Owned Business from Governor John Bel Edwards.

Caddo Zoning Commission

Lauren Marchive III, AIA, has been appointed to the Caddo Parish Planning and Zoning Commission. This commission regulates zoning issues within the five-mile radius of Shreveport City limits. Lauren will be serving with the five other members on this commission.

First Baptist Church Shreveport

The Firm is excited to be working with First Baptist Church on its new project for Hunter Hall. FBC is “Building A Bright Future Together” and their “Next Chapter” with the expansion and renovation plans for Hunter Hall.

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FBC is currently fund raising for this project. If you would like more information, or consider donating, you can find more information at this link:

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Lauren Marchive - 45th Year

The celebration included NMI’s introduction of its new partners, Brady Henderson and Franco Zaragoza. Brady is our Environmental Manager who graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and holds numerous asbestos, lead, radon, and radon risk certifications. Franco is our Firm’s Project Designer who graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

The affair was held on Thursday afternoon, November 3, 2022. The beautiful local Superior Steakhouse venue was the perfect atmosphere to end the day’s work providing plenty of delicious hors d’ouevres and all the other trimmings. We had a wonderful turnout with plenty of visiting, rekindling of long-time friends and colleagues, as well as welcoming new friends and colleagues.

Thanks to all who took time out to be with us to celebrate Lauren’s professionalism, dedication and friendships.

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Michael Newman, Brady Henderson & Franco Zaragoza celebrating Lauren Marchive's 45th year with the Firm.

Newman Marchive Incorporated
50th Anniversary | 1973 - 2023

A Shreveport Architectural Firm is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary and setting it’s sights on the future. Newman Marchive Incorporated (NMI) was founded in 1973 by Mike Newman working out of his home in the Broadmoor subdivision and now has four partners with a total staff of ten.

Newman Marchive values and is proud of the many relationships that the firm has formed over the last five decades.  Lauren Marchive, vice president and partner in the firm, points out that most of our clients do multiple projects over many years with us and this speaks to our delivering consistently high value results to them.

NMI provides design services for a wide range of building types from churches, schools and commercial facilities to governmental offices and buildings. Franco Zaragoza, architectural designer and partner in the firm, points out that NMI has developed a specialty in multifamily community design including everything from low income and housing authority communities to workforce and Class A projects.  The firm has designed multifamily projects from Texas through Florida ranging from small communities to more than 300 unit complexes. 

Shreveport/Bossier examples of the Firm’s work include the Uneeda Biscuit Artist Lofts, Kingston and Legacy Elementary Schools, Renovations of Centenary College’s Hurley School of Music, Shreveport Municipal Court Building, Broadmoor United Methodist Church Renovations, State Office Building Abatement and Selective Demolition, and many others.

Lauren Marchive also points out that NMI has worked with all levels of governmental clients in north Louisiana including cities, parishes, school boards, and housing authorities, as well as the State of Louisiana. 

With the recognition of the danger of asbestos containing building material in the 1980s, NMI recognized the need of its commercial, educational, and governmental clients for a design consultant with expertise in the building environmental consulting discipline.  Today Brady Henderson, NMI’s environmental manager and a partner in the Firm, says that we now handle not only asbestos issues, but also mold, lead paint, radon and all other building contaminants. 

Each of the partners is very thankful to each of our clients for the support that they have given us over the years. 

Mike is very proud of NMI and what the Firm has accomplished.  The young leadership is strong and everyone is continuing to strive to make tomorrow better than today for our clients and community by providing quality architecture and building environmental consulting services.

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