Alec Adamick is the owner of Adamick Architecture, a New Orleans firm that specializes in Historic Preservation. Alec received his undergraduate at Tulane University and completed his Masters of Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. After working in Boston and New York City, Alec returned to New Orleans to pursue his dream of working to rebuild the city with a focus on historic renovation. Alec has worked on a multitude of project types during his career, including universities, hospitals, veterinary clinics, houses, apartment buildings, churches, office buildings, bars, restaurants, and clubs. He loves working with clients to help them realize their vision and is passionate about using thoughtful design to improve lives. He is the co-director of Open Architecture Network New Orleans, where he provides pro-bono design services to local organizations. Alec lives in the Irish Channel with his wife Krista and son Gabriel.
Cassandra Gibbs (M. Arch, B.SAD)
Cassandra Gibbs is the project manager and designer at Adamick Architecture. Cassandra received her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained her Masters of Architecture degree at Tulane University. MIT developed Cassandra’s interest in building technologies, while Tulane introduced an aspect of service and historical and cultural sensitivity. After graduating from MIT, Cassandra worked for a green contractor in Massachusetts that specialized in retrofitting historic homes to be energy efficient without compromising their historicity. Cassandra then moved to New Orleans now works at Adamick Architecture where she continues on the path to becoming an architect after graduating from Tulane. She occasionally helps Alec with his work for the Open Architecture Network of New Orleans and looks forward to the future applications of virtual reality to architecture and design.
Katelynn Taylor (B.A. CPT, FNS, NASM)
Katelynn is the business manager of Adamick Architecture and is responsible for development, accounting, and all of the joys that managing a business has to offer. She received her undergraduate degree focused in Kinesiology and Health studies from Southeastern Louisiana University and boasts a foundation laid in Business Administration at the University of New Orleans. She can be best described as a voracious and adaptive problem solver, finding solutions to potential risks before they arise. Her painstaking research abilities have fostered new ideas and streamlined otherwise baffling processes. As a native of New Orleans, she is currently using her talents and familiarity of the city to contribute to the architectural aspects of the business. Her leisure time ranges from enjoying anime with her cat Binx at home to providing pro bono personal training and fitness nutrition consulting to those who seek it.
Cassidy Self (M. Arch, B. Arch)
Cassidy is an architectural designer at Adamick Architecture. She received her Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University in 2017. Since graduating she has continued to immerse herself in the study of various design mediums, including interiors, graphics, and typography. Her passion for design dictates a philosophy which seeks a marriage of beauty and function. In the future she hopes to help preserve the beautiful and unique architecture of New Orleans through involvement in both residential restoration and adaptive reuse projects. Cassidy has made a home in the Irish Channel where she enjoys gardening, spending time with family, personal design projects, and gastronomy.
Alex Barthel (M. Arch, MPS, B.Arch)
Alex Barthel is a project manager at Adamick Architecture. Alex received his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and then obtained his Masters of Architecture and Master of Preservation Studies degrees at Tulane University. UWMs curriculum, that focused on sustainability practices and Milwaukee’s array of historical building styles initially piqued Alex’s interest in historic preservation. After two years of work experience in Milwaukee, Alex decided to pursue a higher education at Tulane with the intent of building on his passion for historical architecture and placemaking. After graduating from Tulane, Alex returned to Wisconsin for a brief time to explore the engineering aspects of architecture. Feeling unfulfilled in his desire to contribute the field of preservation and architecture, Alex returned to New Orleans to work on projects that fused these two interests. He currently resides in Algiers Point and enjoys commuting to work via the ferry on his bicycle. His hobbies range from home carpentry projects to amateur beer brewing, and long walks on the levee with his dog, Cypress.
Brooke Cranford (MPS, LEED AP, NCDIQ,B. IDES)
Brooke's design firm works closely with Adamick Architecture, helping clients to further refine the beautiful details in their homes. Hailing from the Gulf Coast, Brooke spent her childhood in Mobile, Alabama then received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Auburn University. Upon graduation, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina where she discovered the beauty of preservation in the design community. While working for a commercial interior design firm, she became a NCIDQ certificate holder as well as a LEED AP. To broaden her historic preservation knowledge, she moved to New Orleans to pursue a Masters of Preservation Studies degree at Tulane University. Brooke is based in New Orleans, but her services extend throughout the Gulf Coast. For more information on Brooke, please visit her website at www.brookecranford.com.