Bastion, Phase II

New Orleans, Louisiana

Architect:  Office of Jonathan Tate, LLC.
Physical Location: 1838 Wilton Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122

This new development is a continuation of Bastion Phase I, which is an intentionally designed New Orleans neighborhood for returning veterans and their families.  The project consists of ten single story wood framed duplex homes and a new Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. All of the raised buildings are constructed of wood on a pile-supported foundation. The buildings are trimmed with architectural shingled roofs, Hardie siding, vinyl windows, and stained decks and porches. The interior of the buildings consists of hardwood floors, elegant cabinets, quartz countertops, and are topped off with stainless steel appliances. Phase II sits on Wilton Drive, a beautiful oak-lined street, set against the backdrop of the nicely landscaped common areas of the project.

Port Sulphur Faculty Housing

Port Sulphur, Louisiana

Architect: VergesRome Architects
Physical Location: 158 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur, LA  70083

This housing facility will allow Plaquemine’s Parish to recruit education instructors to teach within the parish.  The 13,000 square foot complex consists of 7 different apartments.  The exterior is comprised of plaster and siding with a standing seam metal roof. This poured in place concrete structure is elevated 16 feet which brings the first level slab above flood elevation.

Rouquette Lodge

Mandeville, Louisiana

Architect: Holly & Smith Architects, APAC
Physical Location: 4300 Highway 22 Mandeville, LA 70448

Rouquette Lodge IV reached substantial completion June 2014. The project consisted of 66 monitored residential units for senior citizens. The forty thousand plus square foot building took 18 months to build and is a grand addition to the existing operations of the complex. This new building consists of standard one bedroom units and efficiency units. All units are equipped with a kitchen, full bathroom, plenty of closet space and a nurse call system. The hallways are lined with handrails and each floor has two elevators and stairwells.

Elysian Courtyards

New Orleans, Louisiana

Architect: L. Dow Oliver & Associates
Physical Address: 3000 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122

This 150 unit apartment complex, called The Elysian Courtyards, is a milestone for the Gentilly area of New Orleans. The destruction of the buildings as a result of Hurricane Katrina was extensive. However, Volunteers of America, in their mission to provide affordable housing throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area, recognized the importance of bringing these buildings back to life and the need for those who had been displaced to return.

The two buildings, one consisting of 72 units and the other with 78 units, include one and two bedrooms along with a furnished kitchen, living area, dining room, laundry room, and bathroom. The interior finishes are modern and create a comforting feel to each of the units. The courtyards of each building as well as between the two buildings are lush with landscaping and sitting areas to enjoy the surroundings. The stained concrete area depicts features of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. In the center of the courtyard of Building “A” is the complex’s Community Center, which includes the leasing office, fitness room, and business center that can be utilized by the tenants. The courtyard for Building “B” includes a playground set and slides for the children living in the complex. The tenants also have on-site parking, which is surrounded by a wrought iron fence with card entry access.