Mixed-use development including 70 affordable apartments, 13,200 SF of commercial offices and 4,300 of retail located in an historic commercial corridor.
Tenant - Commercial /
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA)
Landscape Architect /
Spackman Mossop + Michaels
Structural Engineer /
Mechanical Engineer /
Damien W. Serauskas, PE
Electrical Engineer /
Creighton Engineering, LLC
Interior Design - Residential /
Space Planning - Commercial /
Byron J. Stewart & Associates, APC
FF & E - Commercial /
G&M Associates and White-Spunner Construction, Inc, A joint Venture
New Orleans Magazine /
Best New Architecture
From the Article /
"The architectural treatment of the two primary programs is distinct. Most assuredly contemporary is the King Rampart Apartment façade with its corner entrance facing Martin Luther King Boulevard. There is a handsome lobby with a high degree of transparency, a well designed reception desk and brightly colored mailboxes in the elevator lobby. On the upper floors small lounges along the corridor break down the scale and provide some wonderful views of the neighborhood. Another positive design element is a courtyard outside the lobby, where residents enjoy gathering on warm evenings, engaging passersby.
On the Oretha Castle Haley side, the building is more urban, coming tight to the sidewalk along its face, with a sculptural projecting entry canopy. There is an inset ramp for accessibility and glazing for the first floor commercial space. The brick wall is neutral in color, but the curtain wall elements and windows are a colorful counterpoint. Only the slightly discordant corner tower detracts from the overall composition. The exterior of the apartment building is distinct, with multiple materials and bold accent colors. This provides just enough articulation in what otherwise might be an overwhelmingly large scale project."
/ HARRELL BUILDING
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