Author: Melanie Warner Spencer

Café Life

Quick Look Opening date Oct. 7, 2020 Style architecture Modern Square footage 1,574 square feet with a 274-square-foot patio Persons in Charge French pastry chef Dominique Rizzo and business partner and manager Sirlei Guidry. Architecture studioWTA with Julie Babin, principal…

Winning Design

Don and Lora Peters Academic Center 333 Ben Weiner Drive // tulane.edu/life-tulane/campus-life/athletics facebook.com/tugreenwave // @tulanegreenwave   Following the January performance of the Tulane football team’s epic and historic Cotton Bowl win, it’s clear the Tulane athletic department has discovered a…

Working and Living Well

LWCC 2237 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge lwcc.com // facebook.com/LWCC.LA In 2021, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation completed a renovation of its Baton Rouge headquarters. Working with New Orleans architectural and interior design firm EskewDumezRipple, LWCC Senior Vice President…

New Beginnings

Quick Look Years in Operation Founded in 2011 New Offices Opening June 2022 Square footage 15,846 square feet Persons in charge Ola Adegboye, chief operating financial officer Architecture Trapolin-Peer Architects: Matthew Buyer, project architect and Gabriel Virdure, associate Interior…

Community Connection

In 2021, LCMC Health’s corporate offices moved from the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital building, a historic property at State and Tchoupitoulas streets. The move takes LCMC’s executive, finance, legal, marketing, and population health and supply chain departments from…

Antiques for a New Era

Lucullus Antiques 915 Kentucky St., Bywater decorationslucullus.com Facebook: facebook.com/decorationslucullus Instagram: @lucullusantiques In 2019, Lucullus Antiques — a French Quarter fixture for 38 years — moved to Bywater. The new iteration is housed in a lightly renovated warehouse that owner…

Forward Thinking

JEDCO Finance Center 700 Churchill Parkway Avondale // jedco.org // Facebook: facebook.com/ JeffersonParishEconomicDevelopment For 35 years, the economic development agency JEDCO has served Jefferson Parish’s business community. Originally, its finance center at 700 Churchill Parkway in Avondale was designed for…

A Brew of One’s Own

Wetlands Sake  634 Orange St, STE B wetlandssake.com // Instagram: @wetlandssake Facebook:  facebook.com/WetlandsSake Quick Look Date of opening Brewing operations, summer 2020; Distribution, 2021; taproom, January 2022 Square footage  6,557 Persons in Charge Nan Wallis, founder/CEO and Lindsey Beard, founder/president…

Faith in Healing

The founders — sisters Diana Fisher, Deborah Peters and Kendall Winingder — honored the building’s Scandinavian roots in the design and atmosphere, infusing it with natural elements. They collaborated with Bell Butler Design & Architecture on…

Planning and Foresight

The Urban Vision offices are housed in a circa-1913 building that — according to architects with whom owner MJ Sauer met — was possibly built as a Sears and Roebuck kit home. A neighbor told Sauer the…

Relationship Building

Gambel Communications celebrates its 12th year in business in new, custom offices in Metairie. Founder Betsie Gambel worked with her brother, architect Tommy Meric, Duplantier and Meric Architects, and contractor Tom Leblanc of Kemper Construction to…

On Course

At a Glance Business Name MiNO Marine Location 119 Causeway Blvd., Jefferson Number of years in business 16 Date of opening current facility June 2016 Architecture and Interior Design SCNZ Architects Artwork David Bourg Square footage 4,500 Number of Employees…