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May 2021

History and Hospitality: Businesses Built on a Sense of Place


Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   The third event in the Building New Orleans Then and Now series will focus on “History and Hospitality: Businesses Built on a Sense of Place.” Lodging and restaurants have been part of New Orleans urban fabric for centuries. As leisure travel became accessible to a wider population in the 20th century, people flocked to New Orleans for its unique architecture and culture. And they keep coming, increasingly interested in not just viewing…

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Contemporary on the Inside: Marrying Old and New


Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   The fourth event in the Building New Orleans Then and Now series will focus on “Contemporary on the Inside: Marrying Old and New.” What does it take to read a historic building? Jennie Cannon West, of Studio West Design, specializes in the preservation of the architectural fabric of historic interiors. Bringing together historic architecture and contemporary design is a special kind of art – one best practiced in New Orleans. This program…

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Behind the Parapet: Rain, Shine and Roof Design through Time


Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   The fifth event in the series will focus on “Behind the Parapet: Rain, Shine and Roof Design through Time.” If sound roof design is derived from simply keeping the water moving and moving away from the building, why does the struggle persist? Rain has always been a constant in New Orleans, and can lead to leakage, vegetation growth and structural issues. But this isn’t a new problem; traces of the struggle can…

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New Orleans Architecture: What Does Our City Offer the Worlds of Architecture and Design


Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   The final event in the Building New Orleans Then and Now series will focus on “New Orleans Design: What Does Our City Offer the Worlds of Architecture and Design.” Join this conversation on the contributions New Orleans-based designers can make to the changing fields of architecture and design. We'll tackle questions such as: Is there a New Orleans style? What does it mean to practice in New Orleans today? And what unique…

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