New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Renovation

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services. It is consistently recognized as one of the top five CVB’s in the country.

The design team has been engaged to reinvent and replace the entire exterior of the existing 70,000 ft² building. Working with leading industry experts, a prefabricated unitized wall panel system is being designed to expedite construction, increase quality control, and allow the renovation to be phased into place, which will keep occupants working within the building during construction. A custom, patina metal louver system is being developed to limit solar heat gain and glare within the interior space, while also evoking a contemporary take on the historic shutters found throughout New Orleans.

Location
New Orleans, Louisiana

Status
Ongoing

Size
70,000 SF

Project Team
Trey Trahan, Leigh Breslau, Brad McWhirter, Kim Nguyen, Conner Bryan, Sarah Cancienne, Yichen Lee, Charles Weimer, James Babin

Collaborators
The Tobler Company, Lauren Bombet Interiors, Associated Design Group, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Morphy Makofsky

Tags
Cultural , Responsibility , Rootedness , Materiality

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