JUNE & JULY 2003 I Note: All events below held at 923 Tchoupitoulas Street unless noted other- wise. JUNE 7, FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER TRAINING Classes comprise 13 work- 14 & 21 shops to acquaint prospective buyers with the details of purchase con- tracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance and more. Graduates are required to attend 3 consecutive Saturday classes beginning June 7 and are eligible for special financing as a result of course comple- tion. Prospective students must attend a prescreening meeting. See article page 15. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4950 Dauphine St. (Holy Cross School). (504) 636-3047. Tuition $30 - $50. JUNE 12 RENOVATORS' HAPPY HOUR. Join the OC staff on site at 5009 Royal St. for refreshments and a step-by-step explanation of the renova- tion of this once-abandoned shotgun double. Explore the completed renovation and view "before" plans & photos while the OC staff & the project contractor field questions about challenges & solutions. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 5009 Royal Street. (504) 636-3046. $51person. JUNE 26 NEA AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT PRESENTATION NEA grant commissioned architects unveil and exhibit their designs for new construction in historic districts. Event will include presentations by the architects and refreshments. See article page 16. 6 - 8 p.m. (504) 636-3045. FREE. JUNE 29 LIVE IN A LANDMARK TALK & WALK: Uptown Mangle Join Operation Comeback staff and members of the Uptown Triangle Association for a brief talk about the neighborhood, followed by a walk showcasing area homes. 1 p.m. Location TBA. (504) 636-3046. FREE. JULY 12, 19FIRST TIME HOIVIEBUYER TRAINING Classes comprise 13 work- & AUG 2 shops to acquaint prospective buyers with the details of purchase con- tracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance and more. Graduates are required to attend 3 Saturday classes beginning July 12 and are eligible for special financing as a result of course completion. Prospective students must attend a prescreening meeting. See article page 15. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (504) 636-3047. Tuition $30 - $50. JULY 17 RENOVATORS' HAPPY HOUR. Join the OC staff on site at 1000 Valence St. for refreshments and a step-by-step explanation of the renova- tion of this two-story building. Explore the renovation in progress and view "before" plans & photos while the OC staff & the owner-renovator field questions about challenges & solutions. 5:30 -7:30 p.m. 1000 Valence Street. (504) 636-3046. $51person. I JULY 26 YOUR LOUISIANA PURCHASE: Buying & Renovating an Old House The series of four workshops includes sessions on acquiring properties for renovation, financing a purchase and renovation project, obtaining the proper insurance for your project, and working with profes- sional architects and contractors.10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Reservations Required. (504) 636-3047. $51person. Got an event? A tour? A workshop? Let us know! Send your neighborhood's calendar information to Live in a Landmark Calendar, 923 Tchoupitoulas Street, NOLA 70130. Phone 581-7032, fax 636-3074, e-mail: mmiller@prcno.org I. PRESERVATION IN PRINT JUNE 2003 17 plans for affordable houses that blend seamlessly into our old neighborhoods," summarizes PRC staff member and NEA Grant Coordinator Meg Lousteau. "Thanks to the creativity and pragmatism of the commissioned architects and the support of the advisory committee, Home Builders Association and HDLC, we have been able to demonstrate that hous- ing for low and moderate income house- holds can be based in good design with- out sacrificing affordability. Once the prototypes are built and the community sees the results, you can expect a whole new direction in the affordable housing dialogue." The commissioned architects will offer complete details of the design, HDLC approval and bidding phases of their projects at the unveiling on June 26, but here are some highlights: E. EEAN MC NAUGHTON ARCHITECTS McNaughton accepted the challenge of designing a bungalow-inspired plan for a vacant lot at 5116 Burgundy Street in Holy Cross, immediately adjacent to a house the PRC acquired and will soon start renovating. The design features a front porch that McNaughton character- izes as essential to neighborhood living as well as a collection of bungalow details interpreted in non-traditional materials. McNaughton's practice has delved into both affordable and historically com- patible design for decades, and such proj- ects have been a regular feature in his studio classes at the Tulane School of Architecture. "Having groups like the NEA and PRC support this kind of endeavor is very encouraging," notes McNaughton, "because the attention this project is attracting can help make well- designed affordable housing a priority." WAYNE TROYER, DAVID GREGOR, IRENE KEIL This team developed a plan for a Creole-cottage inspired house for a vacant lot in the 1600 block of Ursulines St. in Tremé. "We wanted to respect the classic facade of the Creole cottage house type," according to Troyer, "but used it as a point of departure and took liberties with the rear of the building." The result is a cantilevered second floor that creates a covered outdoor space, ideal for expanding square footage in the future. Troyer, Gregor & Keil also specified materials such as polycarbonate and cor- rugated metal for parts of the building. -Many people are not accustomed to using some of these materials for the pur- poses we have specified," Keil recog- nizes, "but their use in these applications saves money while infusing style.- WISZNIA & ASSOCIATES (JOE PERAINO) In devising a shotgun-inspired house for the 2300 block of Annunciation St. in the Irish Channel, Wisznia's Joe Peraino came up with a design that capitalizes on light and a sense of spaciousness. "Shotgun houses can feel cramped because they tend to be narrow and the spaces are usually divided into many small rooms," Peraino says. "So we took out many of the walls and opened up the front with glass to create transparency." A shuttering system on the front façade addresses security and privacy concerns. NEA COMMISSIONED ARCHITECTS • E. Eean McNaughton Architects • Wayne Troyer, Irene Keil, David Gregor • Wisznia & Associates, Joe Peraino GRANT ADVISORY COMMITTEE Una Anderson, New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative Jane Apffel, Volunteers of America Eleanor Burke, Historic District Landmarks Commission Scott Coulombe, Home Builders' Association Steve Dumez, American Institute of Architects Don Gatzke, Tulane School of Architecture Patty Gay, PRC Executive Director Paul James, Whitney Community Development Corporation Fred Johnson, Neighborhood Development Foundation Kathy Laborde, New Orleans Community Development Fund Meg Lousteau, PRC, NEA Grant Coordinator Jim Pate, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Many thanks to the following for making this project possible: HISTORIC DISTRICT LANDMARKS COMMISSION Staff, Commission, and Architectural Review Committee HOME BUILDER'S ASSOCIATION Randy Noel Lloyd Smith THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FORIVO THE ARTS www.prcno.org