Coleman Partners Architects

Marvin Ragland, Jr.

Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1980
Registered Architect, State of Louisiana
License No. 3266
Louisiana Licensing Board Certified for Continuing Education

Understanding Tax Credits-Historic Green Buildings, 2008
Real Estate Development-Beginning to End, 2007
Competitive Community Models, 2006
Practice and Science of Sustainability, 2006
AIA State Government Advocacy-Legislative Strategy, 2005
AIA State Government Advocacy, 2004
AIA Louisiana-Sustainable Building Design, 2004
AIA National Committee for Housing and Urban Design – Density: Myth or Reality Conference, 2003
Smart Growth and Urban Design- a Study on Density – AIA Iowa, 2002
Harvard Design School - Executive Education - Architecture and Sustainability, 2001
Harvard Design School - Executive Education - Building Envelope Problems, 2000

Current Member, Board of Directors and 2006 President, Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance, Baton Rouge
Current Member, Baton Rouge Mayor-President’s Task Force on Smart Growth, 2001- present
Current Member, East Baton Rouge Parish, Department of Public Works, Board of Appeals
Current Member, Sunrise Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
Current Member, Design, Drafting and Craft Committee, Louisiana Technical College, Baton Rouge Campus
Board of Regents, Louisiana Architectural Foundation, 2002-2006
Past Member, Board of Directors, AIA Louisiana Political Action Committee
Leadership Louisiana, Class of 2002, Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL)
Leadership-Baton Rouge, Class of 1999, Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
Gulf States Regional Director, American Institute of Architects, 1996-1999
Past President and Member of Board of Directors, AIA Louisiana, 1996
Past Treasurer and Member Board of Directors, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, 1996
Past President and Member Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge, 1996
Past-President AIA Baton Rouge, 1992

In his years of practice, Mr. Ragland has developed a broad base of architectural knowledge and now serves as partner-in-charge of many on-going projects for the firm.  His experience has been gained by working on national as well as international commissions, ranging from substantial hospitality, residential and commercial works to medical, institutional, educational, and religious complexes.  Mr. Ragland is also responsible for the daily administration of on-site supervision and cost estimating of all projects as well as the coordination for and quality control of construction administrative services for the firm.

Mr. Ragland negotiates and writes many of the contracts for design services for Coleman and Partners.  He routinely advises and helps clients understand the terms and conditions in Owner/Contractor agreements as well as mediates solutions to problems arising therefrom.

Developing and maintaining Client relationships is another area of activity for which Mr. Ragland is responsible.  Some of the recent projects which Mr. Ragland has managed include the master planning and additions to the Baton Rouge Community College as well as the Renovations and Additions to 800,000 sq. ft. Bon Carre Business Center.  Mr. Ragland also managed the renovation of the historic Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center which was converted into the 293 room hotel. 

Mr. Ragland continues to be an active participant in all levels of the American Institute of Architects including having served as the AIA Louisiana’s Lobbyist. He has served as guest juror and lecturer at the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University, and continues to be involved in numerous local nonprofit boards and many other civic pursuits.

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