What are some recent or upcoming projects you’re excited about?
Bert J. Turner
Mouton Long Turner Architects
We have kicked off a number of projects during the pandemic, which I am delighted to mention. To start, MLT was a part of a restoration to a three-story, party wall, CBD historic tax credit building located at 528 Gravier Street for Westfeldt Brothers. Although the bidding for this project occurred during the peak of COVID, I am truly grateful to the contractors who worked with MLT to substantiate an honorable “bid and proceed” during those hard times. Today, it is incredibly exciting to see the completion of this relic happen within the next two months! We have also experienced a surge in our drive-through restaurant business, with the notable accomplishment of the first drive-through-only restaurant for Arby’s in the U.S. located in Kerrville, Texas. I am eagerly anticipating the progression of the fun and versatile projects we have been working on lately, which feature outdoor eatery/bar concepts, as well as, the construction of a stately Old Metairie residence on Bonnabel Boulevard.
Lauren R. Gibbs
Gibbs is wrapping up renovations to Lafayette Elementary School. We also recently broke ground on the new fire station for the City of Gretna; this state-of-the-art facility will bolster the sense of safety and security for the citizens of Gretna while improving the quality of life for our amazing first responders. I would be remiss not to mention our private work in the multifamily sector; Gibbs enjoys working with local developers who are helping to meet the housing needs of our community.
Anne Teague Landis
Landis Construction Co.
We are working on hospitality lodging big and small, from three-unit, short-term rental properties to a total renovation of the Iberville Tower at The Hotel Monteleone. Multifamily housing is another category we are excited about. We’ve just completed a 76-unit, mixed-income project by the Lafitte Greenway for McCormack Baron Salazer and have a number of multifamily projects on the horizon, filling a need for more housing options in New Orleans.
VP of Business Development
We’re seeing an increase in healthcare and assisted living opportunities, and we’ve just begun work on Poydras Home. The two brand new three-story buildings linked by a glass atrium will serve as the entryway for six separate homes. We’re also in the process of building two new ground-up assisted living facilities across the state with an existing long-term client. Lastly, we’ll soon begin construction on the expanding 22-bed Ronald McDonald House on the Children’s Hospital New Orleans campus.
Our teams are transforming the riverfront right now with the Four Seasons and the new RTA Ferry Terminal. The former World Trade Center is enormous, with over 750 people working there on a typical construction day. The building’s 744,000 square feet have been renovated into multifaceted, beautiful hospitality space, which is stacked over 33 stories, making the project incredibly complex. Most impressive is the size and the complexity together with the extremely high standards and attention to detail that the Four Seasons is famous for.