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Louisiana Building – Latest Designs

August 10, 2023
Second Harvest, New Orleans
Design: EskewDumezRipple
Second Harvest New Orleans
image : Michael Mantese
Second Harvest, New Orleans
Second Harvest is one of the region’s largest food banks, carrying out a mission to end hunger by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. The organization provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes, and their staff and volunteers distribute the equivalent of more than 32 million meals to 210,000+ people a year.

Nov 6, 2022
HOUSEofCARDS, Arnaudville
Design: UL Building Institute
HOUSEofCARDS Arnaudville
photo courtesy of Chad Chenier
HOUSEofCARDS, Arnaudville
This design/build project in Arnaudville was conceived as a folly on a rural piece of land and serves as an artist’s retreat for a non-profit community organization. The concept is that of a 16’x16’ self-sufficient Thoreau’s Cabin on a Cajun Walden Pond. Concrete was chosen as the primary material for its longevity and durability.

Oct 9, 2022
Burden Welcome Center, Saint Gabriel
Design: EskewDumezRipple
Burden Welcome Center Baton Rouge Louisiana
image Courtesy architecture office
Burden Welcome Center, Baton Rouge Louisiana
The new Burden Welcome Center will serve visitors to the adjacent Botanic Gardens, Rural Life Museum, Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter and various other community and cultural destinations. Intended to provide visitors with an overview of the many destinations dispersed throughout the 440-acre property in the heart of Louisiana’s capital city, the 28,625-square-foot facility will also detail the history of the Burden family and the Burden property, one of the largest donations ever made to LSU and the surrounding community.

July 6, 2022
Gator House, Ventress
Design: emerymcclure architecture
Gator House Ventress Louisiana
photograph : James Osborne IV
Gator House in Ventress
Historically, buildings in southern Louisiana were forced to employ every manner of passive systems to mediate their physical environment to the greatest extent possible. In the modern era, most buildings in this wet, hot, humid, and often volatile climate seek to resist the extreme conditions by creating a presumed impenetrable barrier.

July 3, 2022
Pecan House, Saint Gabriel
Design: emerymcclure architecture
Pecan House Saint Gabriel Louisiana
photo : James Osborne IV
Pecan House, Saint Gabriel
Pecan House is a home on a pastoral country site outside of Baton Rouge required a major renovation and addition. The owners wished for the relocated 1930’s Acadian bungalow’s small rooms to open up for contemporary open-plan living, new back porches, a large main bedroom suite, and views from inside the home to the property’s beautiful pastoral landscape.

June 30, 2022
Fontana Place, Zachary
Design: emerymcclure architecture
Fontana Place, Zachary Louisiana Home
photo : James Osborne IV
Fontana Place, Zachary Home
Down a ten foot wide country lane in the outskirts of the bedroom community of Zachary, LA sits Fontana Place. Built on a mound to keep it dry in the ten acres of terra viscus where it is located, the project is more than just a home for a young family.

Feb 19, 2022
Saturated Backyard Renovation

Oct 5, 2020
Old Metairie House Renovation

Nov 7, 2019
North Terminal – Louis Armstrong International Airport, New Orleans
Architects: LEO A DALY and Atkins
North Terminal Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
picture from architecture office
New Orleans International Airport Building
LEO A DALY and Atkins celebrate grand opening of $1 billion terminal at New Orleans International Airport.

Aug 19, 2019
Redefining Learning Spaces – International Architectural Competition, UL Lafayette Campus,

A site on the UL Lafayette Campus (Exact site to be announced) ULlearninglab.org

Competition Begins August 15, 2019 / UL Learning Lab to be Open Fall 2022 From: Nathan Roberts, Dean, College of Education

Redefining Learning Spaces – International Architectural Competition

Updated Oct 22 2018, Jan 3, 2018
Self-Excavation Hurricane House – Awarded Best Future Building at the Leaf Awards
Design: Margot Krasojević Architects
Self-Excavation Hurricane House
picture from architect studio
Hurricane House in Louisiana
The hurricane house is located near the Louisiana coastline which has a history of hurricanes and their destructive effects.

Jul 12, 2018
Crescent Park, Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Architects: EskewDumezRipple
Crescent Park, Mississippi River, New Orleans
photo : Timothy Hursley
Crescent Park Mississippi River, New Orleans
Part of a larger master plan that envisions a new, greener future for the City of New Orleans and its riverfront, Crescent Park was designed to reconnect people with the river and transform the remnants of the city’s industrial and maritime past into a verdant, accessible, community asset.

Oct 25, 2012
E.J. Ourso College of Business, Baton Rouge
Design: ikon.5, architects
E.J. Ourso College of Business Baton Rouge building
photograph © Brad Feinknopf
E.J. Ourso College of Business
The E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University is a glass and steel ‘academical village’ for business education. The courtyard site plan and building forms are contextual – recalling the sloped roof pavilions and arcaded courtyards of the adjacent historic campus.

Aug 22, 2011
Baton Rouge Municipal Dock
Design: Trahan Architects
Baton Rouge Municipal Dock
Presenting the results of a year long feasibility study to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board of Control and an audience of local residents, Trahan Architects displayed conceptual designs for a renovation and expansion of the existing facility or a new library to activate a vibrant, redeveloping downtown.

Louisiana Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Louisiana Buildings, USA. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Louisiana buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the state. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Major Louisiana Building Designs, alphabetical:

Charity Hospital New Orleans, Medical Center of Louisiana
Design: RMJM Hillier
Charity Hospital Building
picture from architect
Charity Hospital New Orleans

Duplantier Volunteer Pavilion, New Orleans
Design: Michael McKay
New Orleans Botanical Garden
photo : Frank Doring
Duplantier Volunteer Pavilion

Holy Rosary Catholic Church complex
Design: Trahan Architects
Holy Rosary Church
Tim Hursley / The Arkansas Office
Holy Rosary Church Building

L.B. Landry High School
Design: EskewDumezRipple
L.B. Landry High School
picture from architect
L.B. Landry High School

Louisiana Cancer Research Centre
Design: RMJM Architects
Louisiana Cancer Research Centre Building
picture from architect
Louisiana Cancer Research Centre

Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame, Natchitoches
Design: Trahan Architects
Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame
picture from architect
Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame & Regional History Museum

New Orleans Houses, Lower Ninth Ward
Design: Brad Pitt with various architects
Louisiana Houses
photo : Megan Grant
150 bright pink solar-powered and water-resistant houses
For homeless residents of New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Brad Pitt & his wife Angelina Jolie and their four children are residents of New Orleans
For charity Make It Right – run by Brad Pitt
New Orleans Houses
Officially opened by former President Bill Clinton in March 2008

New Orleans Houses, Lower Ninth Ward
Design: Graftlab
Louisiana House
picture from architect
Louisiana housing

Make it Right Affordable housing
Design: Trahan Architects
Louisiana Housing
picture from architect
MIR housing

Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans
Design: EskewDumezRipple
Louisiana Residential Tower
picture from architect
Poydras Residential Tower

Turner Industries : IPS Facility
Design: Trahan Architects
Turner Industries Building Louisiana
picture from architect
Louisiana Building

More Louisiana Buildings online soon

Key Louisiana Building Developments, no images, alphabetical:

Piazza D’Italia, New Orleans

Design: Charles Moore
Famous postmodern design

Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge
Design: Schwartz/Silver Architects
with Eskew + Dumez + Ripple and Jerry M. Campbell & Associates

Zachary House

Design: Stephen Atkinson
Simple corrugated shack raised above ground

More Louisiana Building Designs online soon

Location: Saint Gabriel, Louisiana, United States of America

Developments in Neighbouring States to Louisiana

Arkansas Architecture

Texas Architecture

American Architecture

US Architecture Designs

American Architectural Designs – selection:

Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Nancy and Rich Kinder Building Houston

National Medal of Honor Museum, Arlington, Texas
Architecture: Rafael Viñoly Architects
National Medal of Honor Museum

TEA Building
Design: Trahan Architects
TEA Building

American Architects

Buildings / photos for the Louisiana Architecture page welcome