722 Girod Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

Architect:  Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects
Physical Location: 722 Girod Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

This project included demolition of a 1940’s one story building located at 722 Girod St. between St. Charles Avenue and Carondelet St. to construct a new five story, high-end multi-family/mixed-use building as designed by Eskew Dumez Ripple of New Orleans.  The first floor consists of a commercial tenant space along the Girod frontage with a courtyard and a two bedroom ADA accessible apartment unit.  The remaining four floors above include four units each ranging from one bedroom one bathroom to three bedroom two bathroom units to complete the 24,000 square foot structure.

1012 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

Architect:  C. Spencer Smith AIA, LLC
Physical Location: 1012 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

This 12,882 square foot, four-story building is an early 20th century commercial building, and it underwent a complete renovation. It is located on Canal Street between South Rampart Street and Roosevelt Way. Originally housing the TULANE SHOP, the building was home to Odyssey Music for more than three decades. The owner of Odyssey retired in recent years and a new tenant had moved into the property.
The renovation  included a commercial retail space on the first floor and three apartments each on the second, third, and fourth floors. The masonry structure is heavily detailed and still features original elements including double arched windows, copper panels, and the cornice and parapet. The scope of work included reframing all new interior/exterior walls and roofing and provided a facelift to the exterior façade to include refurbished stucco. An outdoor courtyard on the second floor is available for use by the building’s tenants. The apartments and retail space included replacement of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and completely new interior finishes for the nine apartments.

Old Metairie Commons

Metairie, Louisiana

Architect:  SCNZ  Architects
Physical Location: 2328 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70001

Old Metairie Commons will be a three-story, 16,276 square foot building housing retail spaces on the first and second floors, and the third floor will consist of three apartment units. Units 1 and 2 are 1,572 and 1,347 square feet, respectively. Each of these apartment units will contain two bedrooms and bathrooms. Unit 3 is approximately 1,615 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each apartment unit will be provided with a balcony, and each unit will be furnished with engineered wood flooring in the bedrooms and ceramic tile in the bathrooms, custom cabinets, marble countertops and appliances throughout.

The exterior façade is comprised of a combination of materials including stucco, brick, storefront windows, wood grain aluminum siding and an ACM metal panel system to create a beautiful array of different colors and finishes. The tower, located at the Northeast corner of the building, will provide a sunroom for the tenants on the second floor and those living in Unit 1 on the third floor. The storefront windows in these sunrooms will provide a fantastic view overlooking Metairie Road.


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.