Carolina Hernandez

Carolina Hernandez

New Orleans, LA, US



I am an Interior Architect currently practicing in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was born in and raised in Kenner, Louisiana. As young adults in the early 1960’s my parents met, married and formed a family in New Orleans and lived in Mid-City, New Orleans for many years. Before my birth my parents relocated to Kenner, Louisiana a metropolitan city of New Orleans. In 1994 I graduated from the local high school, Alfred Bonnabel High School. In 1999 I graduated with a professional bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. Before graduating and after receiving the highest achievable award for my 5th Year Thesis, I was hired on the spot by the trustee of the award, Donald J. Breaux, Architect. I worked in Don’s traditional architectural firm as an intern for 2 years. In 2001 I moved back to New Orleans to continue to develop my design career. In New Orleans I was hired by a nontraditional design firm Steinmetz & Associates where I was given freedom to manage projects from proposal, inception to completion. After 3-1/2 years with Steinmetz I was offered a large commercial real estate portfolio to manage architecturally by the owner’s local asset manager. In March of 2005 along with my mentor C. Spencer Smith AIA, I founded NOESiS Design Associates, LLC. I am a founding Owner and the Principal Designer of NOESiS; an 8-yr Interior Architecture and Design firm located in the French Quarter, New Orleans. With my fiancé I currently resides in Treme, New Orleans, work in the French Quarter, love live music and I'm lifelong fan of the New Orleans Saints. Who Dat?!

We started NOESiS in March 2005 and still going strong! 


NOESiS Design Associates, LLC, New Orleans, LA, US, Owner - Principal Designer

Mar 2005 - current

Steinmetz & Associates, LLC, New Orleans, LA, US, Project Manager - Interior Architect

Aug 2001 - Mar 2005

Donald Breaux AIA Architect, LLC, Lafayette, LA, US, Intern Architect

Jun 1999 - Jul 2001

Spencer Smith Architects, New Orleans, LA, US, Intern Architect

Jun 1995 - Aug 1998


University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1994 - Dec 1999


David R. Williams Thesis Award, 1st Place

Awarded to the top architectural thesis.


Studio Design Excellence Award, 1st Place


Studio Design Excellence Award, 1st Place


Studio Design Excellence Award, 1st Place


ACME Brick 2nd Year Studio Design Award, 2nd Place


Studio Design Excellence Award, 1st Place


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