NANO is proud to report that our very own Kristine Kobila has been appointed as the District 1 representative for the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners (LSBAE), the first woman in history to serve on the board. The LSBAE’s main objective is to ensure that all individuals and firms practicing architecture in Louisiana have the proper qualifications.
The Senior Architect and Quality Assurance and Quality Control Design Director at NANO LLC, Kristine Kobila (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: BD+C) brings a unique perspective and value to the LSBAE. Registered as a Louisiana State Architect since 2009, she previously served on the Louisiana Architect Selection Board representing District 1 and has a working knowledge of architecture standards, procedures and processes of the State of Louisiana.
Kristine’s extensive project management experience with NANO includes code reviews for multiple types of buildings in addition to coordination of various permitting agencies and their requirements. These include not only city and local municipalities’ code and zoning requirements, but also dealing with agencies such as the HDLC, VCC, SHPO, DHH, LDEQ, Army Corps of Engineers, Levee Board, and State Fire Marshal. She has been an integral team member on many of NANO’s largest and most intricate projects. Her broad experience encompasses design on projects of all types - residential, commercial, industrial, secure and municipal - which in turn provides valuable knowledge that she uses and shares with NANO’s design team.
Just as she approaches all projects with a rigorous, detail-oriented work ethic, Kristine also recognizes the importance of taking a broader, more forward-thinking perspective. This balance is crucial for her work with the LSBAE as it allows her to provide both a critical eye and an objective analysis to all standards, programs and efforts.
Growing up in New Orleans, bearing witness to the city’s bountiful historic buildings, Kristine’s passion for architecture bloomed. Today, with over 20 years in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry, she is passionate about her work, recognizing that her efforts and accomplishments may help pave a path for other women in the industry.
About the LSBAE
Formed in 1910, the LSBAE’s main objective is to ensure that all individuals and firms practicing architecture in Louisiana have the proper qualifications. Through developing and regulating standards and programs for the licensure and credentialing of architects, the LSBAE serves the interests of the citizens of Louisiana in its mission to safeguard life, health and property.