M. Allison Rouse



2004            Louisiana State University
                        B.Arch. | Architecture

2020             North Carolina State University
                        M.Ed. | Learning & Design Technology


North Carolina


In partnership with her father, Mrs. Rouse expanded their family’s century long legacy with the opening of their Asheville area architecture firm in February 2017.  Prior to this joint venture, she worked remotely for her father at his firm for over 3 years and continues to work closely with her father today.  Mrs. Rouse is a fourth-generation architect and great-granddaughter of the original firm’s founder.

Following Hurricane Katrina, she relocated from Gulfport, MS to Asheville, NC in 2006 and worked as an intern architect and project manager for a mid-sized architecture firm for five years, where she had the opportunity to work with a variety of state, local and non-profit clients.  During her employment, she specialized in educational and institutional projects, and was an instrumental member of the design team for a new 92,000 SF, 14-million-dollar elementary school, as well as a 7,000 SF, 2-million-dollar adult day care facility.

Immediately following Hurricane Katrina, one of Mrs. Rouse’s key accomplishments was aiding in the facilitation of recovery for the Harrison County School District, where she participated in a variety of tasks, which included full damage investigations, and assessments of each property in the school district.

Upon her return to Shaw Design Group in 2014, she began working on a project for the MS Port Authority who commissioned the firm to provide architectural design services for the DuPont Ilmenite Facility at the Port of Gulfport.  In addition to her on-going work performed for Gentry, her most recent and significant design projects include renovations to the Social Security Administration office in Gulfport, MS, and two high-end residential projects in Western North Carolina.