Roger J. Tijerino

Roger Tijerino of Bailey and Associates

Roger J. Tijerino

Bailey and Associates Architects, LLC

  • Registered Professional Architect (RA), MBA, and Ph.D. in Urban Studies.
  • Extensive experience with private and public-sector projects that include architectural and planning initiatives, GIS studies, project management, and community development.
  • Higher-Education teaching and research background.
  • Experience with public-policy initiatives at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction means, methods, and processes.
  • Language: Native Spanish.


  • University of New Orleans, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Urban Studies, 1998
  • University of New Orleans, Master of Business Administration (MBA), 1994
  • Louisiana State University (LSU), Bachelor of Architecture, 1982

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:                     

  • Bailey and Associates Architects, LLC Metairie, Louisiana. 2014 to Present
  • Southern University Architecture School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2011 to Present – Adjunct Professor
  • Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2007 to 2012 – Deputy Administrator
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2005 to 2007 – Senior Facility Planner
  • Bailey and Associates Architects, LLC New Orleans, Louisiana. 1998 to 2005 – Project Architect
  • Arthur Q Davis, FAIA & Partners, New Orleans, Louisiana. 1985 to 1997 – Project Architect



  • State of Louisiana Architectural License No. 4100.
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) No. 41184



  • AIA (American Institute of Architects) No. 30163777
  • APA (American Planning Association) No. 103461
  • EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association)


CIVIC ACTIVITIES:                                       

  • Currently assisting the LSU School of Nursing with the development of an exchange program with medical schools in Central America
  • Assisted with the evaluation and formulation of e-strategies for the Nicaraguan Government.
  • Assisted IDB and OAS with e-government “best-practices” evaluation for Latin America
  • Convened a meeting in Washington DC between AIA, APA and FEMA for FEMA’s Alternative Housing Pilot Program (2008)
  • US Presidential invitee to the USAID’s Hurricane Mitch reconstruction summit — Washington, D.C.


ACADEMIC PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:                                            

  • “Civil Spaces: A Critical Perspective of Defensible Space.” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.
  • “The Architecture Profession: Can it be strengthened?” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.
  • “To Strengthen the Profession, It’s Time for an Honest Portrait.” Forthcoming: Harvard Design Magazine
  • “Architecture and Societal Needs; A study of Defensible Space in the architecture profession.” Dissertation: ProQuest – Dissertation Abstracts
  • “One Less Option for African-American Students: Requiem for an HBCU School of Architecture” Forthcoming: Change Magazine.



Planning/Public Policy: As Deputy Administrator for the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA), Dr. Tijerino served during the critical post Hurricane Katrina recovery years. Two major projects under his responsibility included Mid-City Gardens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Village-de-Jardin in New Orleans, Louisiana. As affordable housing developments, Mid-City Gardens is a $15 million project consisting of 60 units with a LEED-Gold certified community center. Village-de-Jardin is a $72 million independent-living senior-housing community consisting of 224 units that include two multi-story towers and commercial/retail spaces.


In addition to construction projects, LHFA responsibilities comprised the reorganization and establishment of the Agency’s Compliance and Construction departments. Related duties included the development of departmental polices, gathering, structuring and reporting housing-data for HUD, as well as establishing architectural guidelines for Developers seeking affordable-housing credits, including “green architecture” guidelines.


Past planning experience include the development of a GIS foundation for the mapping of Louisiana State University (LSU); development of the property identification system for Algiers, Louisiana identified as the Algiers Property Information Management System (ALPIMS); master plan for the waterfront of Punta Gorda, Florida; and master plan and architectural design of several structures for the city of New Town in Iran Jaya, Indonesia.


Current international projects include assisting Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Nursing with the development of a nursing exchange program in Nicaragua, and forming a collaborative effort with UNI (Universidad Nicaragüense de Ingeniería) university that aims to coordinate the efforts of the myriad of volunteer groups — such as Habitat and a host of mostly Christian entities — that have established missions in Central America.

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