Adamick Architecture assisted in the historic restoration of a commercial building on Freret Street in New Orleans. This two-story structure originally housed a Chinese laundry on the first floor and apartments on the second floor. The renovation included restoring the stucco façade, and providing drawings to white box a restaurant downstairs and an office upstairs. This building was also made accessible to persons with disabilities without disrupting the defining historic characteristics of the building. We worked with the Division of Historic Preservation to make this design adhere to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, so the project could be eligible for tax credits. The stucco façade was resurfaced and painted. Adamick Architecture measured the entire existing building, prepared elevations that showed an appropriate restored appearance, and guided the project through review and approval by the State Fire Marshal and the city of New Orleans. (Photos by Scott Heath)
Adamick Architecture assisted in the historic restoration of a commercial building facade on Canal Street, in order to meet the requirements of the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) in New Orleans for a Downtown District Development grant. The stucco facade surface needed to be returned to its historic appearance, including character-defining score lines that resembled stone blocks. Adamick Architecture measured the entire existing building, prepared elevations that showed an appropriate restored appearance, and guided the project through review and approval by the HDLC for construction. Subsequent to this project, the same client engaged Adamick Architecture to design a grant-funded historic restoration of the facade for another commercial building on the same block of Canal Street. This HDLC-approved facade restoration is currently under construction.
Adamick Architecture had worked with The New Movement to find an appropriate location for their theater on St. Claude Arts Corridor. After a first location fell through, the group found a building that had almost been renovated into two apartments. However, we realized that we could use the ground floor as a theater space and the upstairs for classrooms, offices, and support spaces for the theater such as a literally green room. So we went ahead and tore up a perfectly good apartment on the ground floor to make way for the artist's new home. This space was converted into a long rectangular theater with a ADA bathrooms, merchandise stand (now a bar), and support spaces. The theater is up and running, and we are excited to announce that we just worked with the group to get them a conditional use to also sell alcohol on the premises. The back of the building is an open courtyard that has a fun existing mosaic of pastel broken tile that was kept and will now serve as the waiting area before shows.