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In Memorium

Ladd Paul Ehlinger Sr. passed away Saturday May 29 2021 at Ochsner Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, at the age of 80 years.

Born on November 18, 1940, Ladd graduated from East Jefferson High School in 1958 and received a Bachelor of Architecture at the College of Engineering, Louisiana State University and the Henry Adams Fund Award for Scholarship in 1964. He served honorably in the US Coast Guard for several years before founding his architectural and engineering firm Ehlinger and Associates, PC in 1968. He enjoyed an illustrious Architectural career spanning more than 50 years. Ladd also hosted architectural continuing education courses for the Professional Focus Group from 1999 to 2017, which was founded to promote technical excellence in architecture.

Ladd designed, renovated and provided forensic architectural expertise for schools, heliports, homes, military bases, offices, fire stations, as well as saving and restoring many landmarks throughout the years and the greater Southern United States. Ladd was an avid traveler and photographer, circling the globe many times over, collecting photographs and drawings of notable world architecture, from Costa Rica to Cairo, Egypt. From 1988 until this spring 2021 he sent out a quarterly newsletter with a personally produced etching of a notable building from these travels.

His architectural firm, Ehlinger & Associates, PC. will continue under the leadership of his son Perrin Ehlinger, AIA.

Ladd was preceded in death by his parents, Marquez Pillot Ehlinger and Juanita Perrin Ehlinger; his siblings Jack, Jill, Rancier, Quentin, and Jeffrey Ehlinger. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Dolcie-Anna Suggs; his three sons Ladd Paul Ehlinger, Jr. (wife Karen Guelfo), Robert Perrin Ehlinger (wife Catherine Cooper), Early David Ehlinger (wife Jeania Jarreau); and his grandchildren Dr. Megan Ehlinger Boothe (husband Dr. Paul Boothe), Corin Ashley Ehlinger, Susannah Grace Ehlinger, and Early David Ehlinger Jr..

A memorial will be held at Lake Lawn Funeral Home at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd on Monday June 7 from 1:00pm until 3:00 pm. Anyone unable to attend in person may join a Zoom meeting instead:

In lieu of flowers family requests a donation be made to the "Ochsner Chronic Heart Vascular Institute", 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, Louisiana 70121.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online here:


Established in 1968, Ehlinger & Associates specializes in the design of commercial, educational, industrial, and institutional facilities.

As one of the first firms in the South to produce all drawings via CADD in 1982, E&A has remained on the cutting edge of technology ever since, utilizing high-quality systems, software and databases for structural and civil analysis and design, job cost estimating, master specifications, and research.

E&A is the leader in forensic architectural services in the south. With over twenty-five years of experience providing expert witness and litigation support, substantiation, documentation, and design fixes for building failures, we are uniquely qualified to not only identify the root causes of your persistent building failure, but to have them resolved once and for all.

Such experience includes resolution of:

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What may seem like a "small leak" can be an indicator of a much larger systemic failure that will only grow over time, so if your facilities have persistent problems, let us know about it as soon as possible so we can help you!

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