December 5

A House Fit for an Architect

Bill and Tucky Argus's new house in New Orleans.

[Editor's Note:  Our brother in Christ, Bill Argus, passed away on November 27, 2018. We're republishing this article from Summer 2010 here in his honor.]

By Sean Connolly and Chris Meehan

Photos: Bill Argus, John Meehan and Angela Pingel

The fate of the shoemaker’s children is to go barefoot, the car mechanic usually drives a beater, and the architect’s family . . . well, they live for three decades in a cookie-cutter home, with every day a frustrating tribute to just how unimaginatively walls and a roof can be arranged.

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Joan Pingel sighed as she walked into the Bossier City, LA, shopping mall on a Saturday in July and saw the extremely long line.


The neighbors I met were unpretentious, warm, welcoming and easy to talk to. There is something very beautiful in them.


Kerry, more than anyone, has held the vision bright. He consistently held up the goal that the formation of the intellect was foremost.