What upcoming projects are you most excited about?
Perspectives | Real Estate + Construction
Lauricella Land Company, LLC
Naturally, I’m excited about the River District and we anticipate making several major announcements in 1Q 2023. Also, we look forward to continued progress at Elmwood Center by breaking ground in 2023 with our first residential project and introducing several new and exciting retail/restaurant tenants.
Travis C Banks
Gravel Road Builders & Construction Services
I’m excited about the green infrastructure projects that are coming to the area. Those projects are supposed to capture, hold and infiltrate hundreds of thousand gallons of storm and rainwater back into the soil. They will address the flooding and drainage problems in New Orleans.
President and CEO
We are a proud partner on the AECOM/Hunt/Broadmoor Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR) team for the renovations at Morial Convention Center of New Orleans (MCCNO). We are happy to expand our capabilities in Building Information Modeling (BIM) under the mentoring of our prime contractor. This will be a transformational update of the building, and we are so excited to be a part of such an enormous opportunity!
We will begin construction on two projects in the first quarter of 2023. The first is called Two Saints, which focuses on co-living and will have a 25,000-square-foot indoor entertainment tenant on the ground floor. And on the first floor of The Garage, we are developing a 42-room boutique hotel with an ancillary bar and restaurant. We will call it Hotel Bonsai. Finally, in Lafayette, we have begun the design phase of the Trappey Riverfront District, a mixed-use development on the Vermilion River adjacent to the Evangeline Thruway.
Marcel Wisznia, President, Wisznia|Architecture + Development
Design Studio Manager
NANO Architecture | Interiors
The Dead Rabbit at 616 Conti in the French Quarter will be the second location of the iconic bar and restaurant. Incorporating the recognizable features from its first location in the Financial District of Manhattan, this location will naturally inherit new styles inspired by the surrounding French Quarter neighborhood.
Robert Wolfe Construction
Two projects come to mind: one in Central City in New Orleans and one in Gretna on the Westbank. In Central City, we have New Hope Baptist Church’s Community Center, a 15,900-square-foot new build which includes a gym to serve at-risk youth. In Gretna, we have Café Hope’s renovation of Timberlane Country Club’s Restaurant, Clubhouse and Ballroom, a 23,250-square-foot renovation in the newly formed cultural historic district, which will benefit Café Hope’s culinary arts program that helps at-risk youth. It’s unique that both projects have “hope” in the client’s name and they are working in an area that has so much need. Something to give us all hope for our youth in 2023 and beyond!
Trahan Architects is excited about the Superdome’s complete transformation of the patron circulation experience vertically and horizontally throughout the building. In the past, the incredible volume of the Superdome interior was shielded from patrons until they entered the main arena through the vomitories. Visitors experienced low floor-to-floor heights and tight concourses from the entrance to the seats. The new design carves three large corners and two large sideline atrium voids vertically through all levels to create enhanced pathways for new escalators and elevators, allowing patrons to move quickly through the building to new amenities.