Commercial

Greater New Orleans Foundation , Center for Philanthropy

New Orleans, Louisiana

 Architect:  Waggonner & Ball Architects
Physical Location: 919 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA  70130

GNOF’s new office site is located on the East side of Lee Circle. This space was previously occupied by a gas station that has since been demolished. The new building will be a 3 story, 22,440 square foot space. The first floor will contain a café and public meeting space. The second floor will have staff workspace, a conference room, and a lunch room. The third floor will include additional staff workspace, a resource center, executive offices, and a balcony overlooking Lee Circle and St. Charles Avenue. The rear of the building consists mainly of a massive curtainwall system which allows open views of the many spaces between the first through third floors. Combined with the interior finishes and vast amount of natural light throughout the building, nearly every space within the facility exudes an inviting and serene setting. The neutral and some natural interior finish selections compliment the numerous pieces of colorful, intriguing, and dynamic artwork which adorn the walls of the building.

The foundation is auger cast pile supported with a concrete structure as the frame of the building. The exterior of the building is precast, brick, and glass curtain wall façade. The site will include a landscaped courtyard complete with a rain garden and demonstration cistern that is collectively part of the self-sustaining irrigation design.

 

Globalplex – Building 19

Reserve, Louisiana

Architect:  URS/AECOM
Physical Location: 496 Railroad Avenue, Reserve, LA 70084

This new metal building is roughly 77,000 square feet and supported by precast concrete piles. This massive space houses vast amounts of garnet abrasives utilized in processes such as waterjet cutting, coatings removal, and many other types of blasting applications. The new annex warehouse is adjacent to an existing 44,000 square foot warehouse facility, both of which are now surrounded with new roadway and paving areas for access around both facilities. Outside of these warehouses, a new loading dock ramp, truck scales, and bulk storage bins provide enhancements to the tenant’s daily operations. 

Fabricari, LLC

Kenner, Louisiana

Architect:  Broadmoor Design Group
Physical Location: 6 East 3rd Street, Kenner, LA 70068

Fabricari is a miscellaneous steel fabrication company that built a new fabrication/office building in Kenner.  The metal building is approximately 27,000 square feet and stands about 43 feet high.  The building is comprised of two separate areas, an office space of 6,400 square feet between two floors and a shop space of 20,000 square feet.  The 1st floor of the office space houses the Owner’s office operations to include an office, conference rooms, restrooms, and break rooms.  The 2nd floor is a shell structured for build-out at a future date.

The shop area has roll up doors around the exterior of the building to allow delivery trucks to pull in and unload.  Material cranes were installed to expedite the material unloading process and eliminate handling the material multiple times.  The main 1200 amp feed to the building powers all of the welding machines, plasma cutters, and associated equipment.

Dorignac’s Food Center

Metairie, Louisiana

Architect:  Perez, APC
Physical Location: 710 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA  70005

This project consisted of three phases.  Phase I included parking lot renovations, condensing the existing electrical service from three separate services to one main service, and adding an 800KW generator to energize the store so they can still service the community in the event of a power outage. The next phase involved a new façade on the building.  The original brick façade was removed and replaced with storefront to allow natural light to enter the space. The façade also extended upward with a decorative metal panel structure containing a motion lighting system. The final phase of this project included a total renovation of the bakery, the addition of cooking equipment in the new café area, the installation of new flooring, display cases, and lights throughout the store as well as expanding the floral and produce departments.

Martin Wine Cellar

New Orleans, Louisiana

 Architect: Waggonner & Ball, Architects
Physical Location: 3827 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

“I am very excited to rebuild our store where it all began in 1946,” Cedric Martin, President.

Martin Wine Cellar’s newest uptown location on Baronne Street between Peniston and General Taylor Street is open and proud to provide the neighborhood with a new taste to an old tradition.

From the color schemes to the floor layout and material selection, the exterior and interior of the building provides a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The exterior façade consists of brick with hardie board siding and Nichiha paneling system accents. The interior of the 14,000 square foot building offers their clientele excellent amenities including a full-scale Deli/Bistro, catering services, and retail space furnished with fine wines, spirits, and other merchandise for the local connoisseur.

 

Audubon Zoo Entrance

New Orleans, Louisiana

Architect: Cashio Cochran Architects
Physical Address: 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

The Audubon Zoo entry complex consists of eight new ticket booths, a gift shop, sales and administrative offices, a new concession area, multiple restrooms, a flamingo exhibit, and an entry circulation plaza (Lupin Plaza), all strategically centered on a palm tree lined walkway to Orientation Plaza Fountain in the heart of the zoo. The construction materials consist of elements to blend with WPA construction. A structural steel frame supporting heavy wood timber trusses with exposed 2′ x 6″ tongue and grove decking highlight the project. During the 16 month project, the zoo was able to continue daily operation and conduct its special events. Another highlight to this project was the relocation of the John James Audubon statue from an interior location at the entrance to the Primates to the front entrance of the zoo.

 

Northshore Toyota

Covington, Louisiana

Architect: REK Architects
Physical Address: 68500 Highway 190 Service Road, Covington, LA 70433

This project includes new construction for the car dealership and service center in Covington, Louisiana. The car dealership consists of the showroom, parts department, various offices, and the adjacent service center comprised of several service bay areas. The unique design and use of pre-engineered metal building combines a 13,000 square foot showroom and office space, with a 6,000 square foot parts department, and a 10,000 square foot service shop facility. Highlighted features of the project include the metal building design for the showroom and service center, a massive storefront system, epoxy floor system in the service center, and an attractive porcelain tile flooring in the showroom.

Pier One Imports

Harahan, Louisiana

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Architect: Verges Rome Architects
Physical Address: 1134 S. Clearview Pkwy, Harahan, LA 70123

This project in Elmwood Shopping Center consists of a 10,000 square foot retail store complete with a structural steel frame, masonry and plaster exterior walls, and ceramic tile floors throughout the interior.  This project flowed very well due to our close coordination with the architect, landlord, and tenant requirements.

Starbucks

Harahan, Louisiana

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Architect: Verges Rome Architects
Physical Address: 5161 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, LA 70123

This a 2,500 square foot building is located in Elmwood Shopping Center. One specifically challenging aspect of the project was constructing the building in a very confined, uniquely shaped site.

Elmwood Tower Renovations

Harahan, Louisiana

Architect: Verges Rome Architects
Physical Address: 1201 Elmwood Parkway, Harahan, LA 70123

The renovation of the 10-story building known as Elmwood Towers included refurbishment and enhancements to the main lobby and other functioning services for the building such as the mail room and receiving area. The new annex front entrance building is connected to the 1st floor lobby. Their are five new training rooms separated by operable partitions to accommodate various levels of use. The training rooms have a lighting control system, which provides multiple lighting schemes, as well as AV cabinets that house the audio/visual equipment. The entrance and elevator lobby are completely remodeled, and the new finishes have a sophisticated appeal. The receptionist and security guard have new wood-paneled desks with quartz counter tops. The walls of the main entrance and elevator lobby consist of pre-finished wood panels, and the flooring is a combination of new carpet and ceramic tile. Both the new entry building and 1st floor renovations of the building characterize the modern and refined enhancements throughout the ten floors.

Banner Chevrolet

New Orleans, Louisiana

Architect: Castles Design Group
Physical Address: 5950 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, LA 70126

This renovation project included the dealership’s new showroom, sales & finance offices, parts store, training conference room, and 2nd floor accounting offices. All work was performed while the existing dealership maintained operations.

 

Woolf-Harris Office & Warehouse Facility

Mandeville, Louisiana

Architect: REK Architects
Physical Address: 210 General Patton Avenue, Mandeville, LA 70471

This office/warehouse building for Woolf-Harris, Inc. is located in the Northshore Commercial Park. This project consists of a 14,000 square foot warehouse building with an adjoining 6,000 square foot office.  The warehouse is a metal building that houses a series of racks for storage of plumbing supplies and HVAC equipment. It is equipped with a two-bay truckwell for loading and offloading operations.  The office building consists of a series of offices along with a large showroom area for showcasing the products that Woolf Harris, Inc. distributes.  The exterior of the office building has an EIFS and brick masonry finish and glass storefront entrance way.