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Record Reveals: New Orleans

In this special section dedicated to design in New Orleans, we explore the past, present, and future of the city's singular built environment.

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Essential New Orleans
Lewis Baus House

930 Poydras Residential Tower

RECORD has asked a group of notable  figures in the New Orleans design community to recommend must-visit new and  historic architecture, as well as their favorite places to eat, drink, and  shop in the city.

Pictured: French Quarter Courtyard / Photo © David Paul Ohmer (top) and 930 Poydras Residential Tower / Photo courtesy Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (bottom)

Off the Record: New Orleans Edition

Thomas Friedman’s Keynote

Architect Barbie

Make It Right House

Reports and observations from New Orleans posted by Architectural Record editors during the American Institute of Architects’ 2011 annual conference.

Pictured: Thomas Friedman’s Keynote, Architect Barbie, A Make It Right House

The Pitot House in Bayou St. John The Pitot House in Bayou St. John
Allen Eskew, a director at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, discusses the Pitot House, a 1799 Creole plantation home that typifies regional craftsmanship and climatic adaptations including wrap-around verandas and natural ventilation.
New Orleans' Ubiquitous Building Type

The Shotgun House: New Orleans' Ubiquitous Building Type
Patty Gay, executive director of the Preservation Resource Center, takes us to the Irish Channel (a historically working-class neighborhood between the Mississippi River and the tawny Garden District) to explain this simple but adaptable, practical but occasionally flamboyant style of house.

hillis Wheatley Elementary School My New Orleans: Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
New Orleans architect Wayne Troyer discusses Charles R. Colbert's 1954 Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, which is currently slated for demolition.
Redevelopment Update
New Orleans’ charismatic vernacular architecture Do-It-Yourself New Orleans
Since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, a series of ambitious redevelopment plans have emerged and fizzled. These days, the government is taking a more laissez-faire approach.


Photo © Kevin R. Roberts

Feature: Make It Right Update

Make It Right

Make It Right Update
The ambitious operation initiated by Brad Pitt continues to move forward with more houses in construction.


Read Make It Right coverage from our archives…

Photos courtesy Make It Right

New Orleans Reader Photos

The American Institute of Architects' annual conference brings many of our readers to New Orleans, May 12th - 14th. To celebrate the host city's built environment, the editors of Architectural Record invite architects and other visitors to share their images the city's best buildings, and we encourage local firms to submit examples of their own work.

Browse and Submit Images

Photo by Jenna M. McKnight

Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architects

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of Weiss/Manfredi

Steve Dumez and Allen Eskew of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture

At the American Institute of Architects annual conference Architectural Record spoke with a diverse group of designers—including James Timberlake, Brad Cloepfil, Lawrence Scarpa, and many other important architects.

Brad Cloepfil

James Timberlake

Lawrence Scarpa

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

Steve Dumez and Allen Eskew

Clifford Curry

Mark Dytham

John Ronan

David Miller

Steve McDowell

Frank Harmon

Robert Snyder and Jan Carl Willemse

Nadav Malin

Bob Murray: Design Economy Outlook

Joshua Prince-Ramus

Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architects, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of Weiss/Manfredi, Steve Dumez and Allen Eskew of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture

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New Orleans News
New Orleans Project Archive

A brief survey of notable New Orleans projects from our archives...


Photos © Timothy Hursley (top); Paul Crosby (bottom)

After the Hurricanes
In the months after Hurricanes Katrina, Architectural Record launched a series of articles and design competitions to assess and analyze the disaster and to push the recovery effort forward.

View the After the Hurricanes section in our archives.

Photo © Neil Alexander

Record Reveals

Read architecture guides to other cities from Architectural Record and GreenSource.

Record Reveals: Miami
Record Reveals: San Francisco
Record Reveals: Boston

GreenSource: Chicago
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GreenSource: Boston

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