Landis was awarded two 2018 Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards by the ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter. The EIC awards, “…honor the skill and creativity of the entire team – contractor, owner, architect and engineer – responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. The award recipients exceed expectations in innovation and quality.” The projects awarded are:
Cambria Hotel, located at 632 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse District. The 110,000 square foot facility houses 162 guestrooms, meeting rooms, business center, full service bar, restaurant, lounge spaces on all floors, a fitness room, three elevators and various administrative/support spaces.
Iberville Onsite Phases V & VI, located at 302 Marais Street (Phase V) and 301 Marais Street (Phase VI) at the edge of the French Quarter, and occupying the same footprint as the long-gone “Storyville”, New Orleans’ infamous red-light district. Both phases were Design/Build and included historic restoration and new construction. Today, Iberville’s “renaissance” has grown to encompass seven phases, involving 30 buildings to be renovated or constructed.
Both projects required exceptional teamwork and collaboration – congratulations to everyone involved!
. The Youth Study Center Expansion Project is located at 1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. The project consists of an approximately 37,100 sf expansion to the existing New Orleans Youth Study Center, which includes a 28 Bed Quartering Facility, Educational Facility, Expansion of Dining Services, Medical Exam Area, a Reception and Secure Visitation Area and a Recreation Yard.
YEP Fest Landis is proud to be a part of the YEP Fest (Youth Empowerment Project) on Sunday, March 11th and the Pedicab Race. YEP Fest is a community street fair with music, food and drink. Click on the link to learn more and please donate to help us meet our goal!
The Gert Town Natatorium is located at 3411 Broadway Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125. The building consists of 14,000 sf and was designed by HMS Architects. The Natatorium features a 6 lane, 25 yard competition pool of sufficient depth (10′) for life guard training. It also features women’s, men’s, and life guard locker rooms along with individual dressing and shower rooms. Bleacher seating will be located adjacent to the pool and a snack bar will be located in the lobby. The building will be located on the same city block as the new NOPD Second District Police Station. A shade plaza will be located between the two buildings and portions of the parking lot will utilize pervious paving to minimize run-off. The Facility will open in May, 2018.
Landis has completed construction of The Troubadour Hotel, New Orleans’s first Joie de Vivre hotel. The brand is of hotel management company Commune Hotels + Resorts, and has 27 hotels mostly in California. The 110,000 square foot building, located at the corner of Gravier and Rampart, was developed by Slumber Corners NOLA, LLC. The architect for this project was John T. Campo & Associates.
The building is on the National Register of Historic Places due to its Modern Movement: New Formalist architectural style. The 185-room hotel consists of all new windows, wall panels, roofing, and three new elevators. Landis faced two major challenges during construction: the first was the tight site confinements (AC units, generators, structural steel, etc. will need to be lifted to the rooftop); and the second was designing around the existing shell (ceiling heights, columns, elevator shafts, etc.). The building, previously known as the Rault Center, is primarily remembered for a fire on November 29, 1972 that consumed the entire building. That fatal fire led to state and national law requiring all high-rise buildings to have sprinkler systems.
Located at the Robin Street Wharf between the Port Authority and Mardi Gras World on the Mississippi River, the Tulane River and Coastal project consists of research laboratories, offices, and an event space. The work for the one-story, 5,800 square foot building included removing the existing warehouse structure, reinforcing remaining structures, and constructing the new space.
The project is considered Phase 1 of The Riverfront Initiative, and will be used for multiple educational functions, including: hosting the Mississippi River Observatory, a node in the global water quality monitoring network that provides real-time data on the river as it flows past New Orleans; presenting conferences and university courses, as well as lectures and seminars for professional accreditation; serving as a public forum for professional societies and community groups; and serving as a visitor’s center to educate and inform the general public. The goal for The Riverfront Initiative is to help transform New Orleans into a leading hub for engaged scholarship and technology development spanning energy, the environment, and resilience.
The project is aiming to achieve LEED Gold, and as part of that goal the crew divided construction waste, used recycled and local materials, and performed commissioning of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Landis Construction has been named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work by NewOrleans CityBusiness! The award recognizes the top 50 employers, including 35 large companies and 15 small. Landis was selected based on information provided on benefits offered, including health care, average salary, paid time off and employee programs. More importantly, the honor is based on employee feedback from anonymous online surveys. Thank you Landis employees and New Orleans CityBusiness!
Historic Renovation Condominiums
Work is complete on an eight-story condominium building in the middle of the warehouse district that incorporates the re-use of some historic structures. 425 Notre Dame has commercial space on the first floor; parking and condominiums on the second floor; parking and access to the exercise room, party room, and outdoor deck and pool complete with a “dog run” on the third floor; condominiums on floors four through seven; and four penthouses, each with wrap-around terraces, on the eighth floor.
With guidance from the HLDC, the new construction was designed to blend in and be historically appropriate for the surrounding buildings and community. 412 Girod, a historic building implemented into the condominiums, was successfully preserved – as a result, the owner is applying for historic tax credits through the Parks and Parkways Department.
Facade and Courtyard Repairs
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the Maison Dupuy Hotel’s design and structure had become dated and desperately needed updates and repairs, with the biggest issue being water intrusion. Leaks had appeared at ceiling and floor lines and adjacent to window and door openings, and water leaking from the courtyard to the parking garage below had been an ongoing issue. Even after having urethane grout injected into cracks on the underside of the slab, the garage continued to leak. The problem spread to dormers and gutters, and to isolated parts of the hotel interior.
Landis Construction was hired as general contractor. The project team investigated the source of this problem, made recommendations for repairs, and began rehabilitating the building accordingly. Updates to the hotel’s facade and a courtyard renovation were eventually added to the work scope by the owners. This additional scope included resurfacing the pool and replacing the existing fountain so that the hotel courtyard could gain additional square footage. The Landis team skillfully and safely walked a logistical tightrope: they carried out major renovations in one of the most sensitive and protected neighborhoods in the country, following neighborhood regulations, without disturbing hotel operations or the surrounding area. This was accomplished with an often-changing work scope and during the hotel’s peak season.
Located in the Gentilly Terrace neighborhood, the new Stuart R. Bradley School replaced the original site that was destroyed as a result of Hurricane Katrina, returning public education to an area in need. The original campus was built in 1952 and was only able to house kindergarten through sixth grade. The new 106,000 square foot, three-story school is more than triple the original building size and can accommodate up to 800 pre k-7th grade students and 80 employees.
The contemporary designed building’s veneer is a mixture of brick, metal panels, and glass storefronts throughout. The first floor of the campus contains administrative offices, classrooms, a gymnasium, and a cafeteria. The upper two floors are occupied by classrooms and a library. A paved off-street parking area and a designated drop-off area are also included. There is a courtyard in the center of the school made from artificial turf, which is not customary for school buildings.
The Stuart R. Bradley School is LEED Certified at the Silver level. Green features include providing bicycle racks and shower; having the library, gym, and auditorium open for community use; and utilizing water efficient landscaping (the school’s landscape will not require irrigation).