Award of Merit - Renovation/Restoration
Gibbs Construction, New Orleans, renovated and restored the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans, a National Historic Landmark and one of country's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Construction of the original building began in 1848 and ended in 1881.
Targeting LEED-Silver certification, the $24-million renovation project—with PDG Architects, Houston—also encompassed modernizing the MEP and HVAC; build-outs; and installing voice, data and security systems in the 307,238-sq-ft, four-story structure. While recording no lost-time accidents, Gibbs crews restored and installed found items of historical interest.
Owner: GSA Greater Southwest Region 7, Fort Worth, Texas
General Contractor: Gibbs Construction, New Orleans
Lead Design: PDG Architects, Houston
Civil: DBR Engineering Consultants, Houston
Electrical: Frischhertz Electric Co., New Orleans
Mechanical: Bernhard Mechanical Contractors, Metairie, La.