He will speak at 6:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Community Center on Veterans Memorial Boulevard. His topic is “A Vision for Washington.” The talk is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The civic group hopes to regularly bring to Washington speakers who can focus on some aspect of the town’s development, history, and culture.
Oubre holds an architecture degree from UL-Lafayette, where he teaches as an adjunct professor. In addition, he lectures extensively on urban design.
Oubre cofounded Architects Southwest in Lafayette in 1980. The firm specializes in what has become known as “new urbanist development,” cultural architecture, and educational and campus planning.
He may be best known locally for his development of River Ranch in Lafayette, which he describes as “essentially the development of community based on the richness of how people interact, day in and day out.”