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Ladd P. Ehlinger, AIA


Bachelor of Architecture, College of Engineering
Louisiana State University, 1964

Registered Architect
State Number Year
Alabama #1643 1975
Arkansas #2153 1988
California #C17779 1988
Florida #6777 1974
Louisiana #1082 1965
Mississippi #1082 1974
Texas #5323 1974
NCARB #17039 1973

Elected Member, State of Louisiana Architects Selection Board: 1 July 1999 - 30 June 2000.

    Professional Associations:
  • Member, American Institute of Architects, North Alabama Chapter
  • Chairman of Education Committee, New Orleans Chapter, 1982 & 1983
  • Affiliate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Connections in Metal Committee Member, 1986 through 1992
  • Corresponding Member of Committee on Forensic Engineering, 1993 through 1997
  • Member, Construction Specifications Institute
  • Member, American Concrete Institute
  • Member, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Teaching Experience

Visiting 5th Year Critic, L.S.U., Spring Semester of 1976

  • House Beautiful Magazine
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • ASCE Structures Congress Proceedings

Ladd Ehlinger has over 30 years of experience in the architectural and structural design of a wide variety of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential facilities.

R. Perrin Ehlinger


Bachelor of Architecture
Auburn University, 1996

Registered Architect
State Number Year
Alabama #5161 2000
Louisiana #5657 2001
NCARB #53817 2000

Perrin Ehlinger has excellent experience in the architectural design of facilities, space planning / interior design, including renovations of older structures requiring adherence to historical preservation guidelines. He also is proficient and experienced in structural analysis and design of the buildings we design.

He is proficient in computer drafting skills as well as how to put a building together in a professional manner. He is involved in the production of Contract Documents in the areas of floor plans, wall sections, plan sections, toilet partition details, cabinet details, site details, stair details, structural plans and details. These are the usual areas of project architect involvement.

Marcio Martinez


2 Assocate Degrees: Architecture, C.A.D.D.
Graduated Cum Laude, May 2016
Delgado Community College

Attended Delgado Community College and received 2 Associate Degrees Cum Laude, one in Architecture and the other in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. Was a member of the Student Chapter of NHAB. Previously worked at an engineering firm as a C.A.D.D. intern, then joined E&A as a draftsman August 2016. Honduran native born in 1987, emigrated to the U.S. in 2001. Studied in Brazil, fluent in Portugese.

D. A. "Dana" Ehlinger

Secretary-treasurer, Ehlinger & Associates, P.C.

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Geography,
L.S.U, 1963

Dana Ehlinger completed the Value Engineering Course and received the certificate from the Huntsville Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in March, 1992.

As a principal of Ehlinger & Associates, P.C., Dana has over 20 years experience in the management, coordination and scheduling of multi-disciplinary projects. Systems have been developed, installed and tested by Dana within the firm to monitor project progress, cost-control, and meeting of deadlines to assure clients of the highest levels of quality control.

Elsa Valdez

Administrative Assistant, Accounting, Marketing

Native Texan Elsa Valdez joined the Ehlinger and Associates team in 2014 as office manager in New Orleans. Born in Corpus Christi and raised in Houston, Elsa has four children and one granddaughter all living in Louisiana now since she and her husband moved to the area in 2009. While in Houston, Elsa held a variety of management positions in the restaurant industry including catering large events and then moved to large energy company as a Help Desk Analyst. Ms. Valdez got her degree at LaMarque Academy of Pasadena in 2007 and in 2009 accepted a Production Administrative Assistant position in New Orleans at one of the top home shoring, raising, and leveling companies in the area. As office manager she coordinates all the activities of the New Orleans office as well as providing support in marketing and accounting.

Karen G. Ehlinger

Administrative Assistant & Accounting

Office Manager of our Huntsville office and Marketing Director, Karen Guelfo Ehlinger has a BA in English from Louisiana State University and an MFA in Communications from the University of New Orleans. Since moving to Huntsville, Karen has assisted the architects with day to day operations in our branch office as well as coordinated marketing efforts for both the Alabama and Louisiana offices.