Blue Plate Artist Lofts is a historic renovation of a 96,349-sq-ft fast-food production facility into 72 residential artist loft rentals.

Photo by Jeff Johnston Photography
Blue Plate Artist Lofts.

Woodward Design+Build renovated the 96,349-sq-ft building with the goal of preserving many of the building’s industrial features.

In order to utilize Gulf Opportunity Zone tax funding, the contractor also had to complete the 14-month job in just eight months.

The $14-million project presented several safety challenges that required careful planning, including hazardous material remediation and major crane lifts—all completed with no lost-time accidents or OsHA recordable incidents.

Key Players

Owner: JCH_Development and HRI Properties, New Orleans

General Contractor: Woodward Design+Build, New Orleans

Lead Design: HCI Architecture

Civil: Schrenk Endom & Flanagan LLC, New Orleans

Mechanical, Plumbing: Pontchartrain Mechanical, Metairie, La.

Submitted by Woodward Design+Build