Author: John P. Klingman

Best of Architecture

  May and Ellis Co. May and Ellis is a 25 unit residential project in the French Quarter. It includes the redevelopment of two buildings side by side on Chartres Street near Canal, where buildings gradually transition from larger commercial…

Best New Local Architecture

It has been several years since this annual series has featured houses, because there have been so many outstanding new institutional buildings that deserved center stage. Now there’s a bit of breathing space and it’s time to catch up with…

Top Design

Our annual picks of the best new architecture

The Architects’ Picks

Here are the winners of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2010 Design Awards. Nine were chosen out of nearly 70 entries. According to an AIA statement, “This year’s awards theme Recovery & Progress demonstrates AIA…

Drawing the Line

This year we’re seeing the first institutional, post-Hurricane Katrina projects come online. They precede a series of publicly funded projects that will make a substantial contribution to the area, including new and refurbished schools, police and fire stations, and libraries.…

DAZZLING DESIGN

Of this year’s featured projects, two were already in construction prior to Hurricane Katrina, and two are the result of Katrina; the hurricane continues to be a primary reference point for architectural activity. There are some emerging positive indications for…

A DECADE OF DESIGN

In this 10th anniversary of the series, we have a compelling lens through which to view buildings. As in all other aspects of our existence, things divide into pre-Katrina and post-Katrina. Several of this year’s notable projects were completed and…