Landis Corporate Office
New Orleans, LA
In 2008, the Nationally Registered, historic American Chicle Building was purchased by the owners of Landis Construction Co., LLC to convert into the corporate offices. With Landis’s experience in historical restoration and green construction, not to mention the building’s inspiring raw material, it was a match made in renovation heaven! As construction began the day after acquisition of the building, the job took the shape of an extreme Design-Build project. The building held many secrets; the designers were unable to visualize some of the issues that needed to be dealt within their initial design. Through extensive collaboration on all levels of project management, the third floor and part of the second floor of the building was quickly transformed into the home of Landis. While keeping the exposed beams and columns, wood floors, and high ceilings that made the original building so special, Landis incorporated state of the art green elements and technological improvements to bring the building into the new millennium.