Renovations and retrofit are in the works for the Wallis Family Estate Winery. The 30 acres of property includes the Pacheteau Castle, a three story residence constructed in 1906, which is an unusual example of church architecture, featuring a crenellated false façade of rusticated stone. Also notable is the detached Carriage House, a two story frame barn with central cupola, resting upon a stone foundation. Vineyards lie north of the complex, which is surrounded by forested lands in all other directions. The property is in the process of attaining national historic registration status.
Location: Baton Rouge, LA Area: 10,000 sf Project Cost: $2,500,000 Completion Date: TBD
The Lafayette House is a new proposed condominium complex which captures historic downtown Baton Rouge with a modern feel to downtown living. The Lafayette House is within walking distance to restaurants and shopping as well as the re-designed Town square. The building’s juxtaposition next to the historic Tessier Building provided both inspiration and particular challenges which led to a modern interpretation of historic construction elements which allow it to fit comfortably onto the site with the other building.
Location: Baton Rouge, LA Area: 11,000 sf Project Cost: TBD Completion Date: 2015
The craft rhum distillery to be built for Cane Land Distilling Company will be located in Baton Rouge off River Road, with an initial production capacity of 60,000 cases. The facility includes a tasting room and visitor center, with a route for tours following the process of the rhum production. A large glass wall along the front of the building allows the large copper distillers to be seen from the bridge crossing the river, while a large-scale logo along the rest of the building front serves as a “billboard” for the company.
Renovations are in work for Inman Mill, a large cotton mill constructed in 1902 in the city of Inman, SC. The facility consists of four industrial buildings: the main mill building, a power plant with a symbolic smokestack, a cotton warehouse, and a storage warehouse. These large brick structures are symbolic to the city of Inman and they have sat vacant since the mill’s closure in 2001. The proposal attempts to repurpose these buildings into affordable housing combined with many amenities that promise to revitalize the facility. The project will retain the buildings historical character which exhibits Romanesque Revival architecture detailing, a style that was often used for mill construction at the time, while restoring the open pasture, pond and creek that surround the facility.
Location: Baton Rouge, LA Area: 114,000 sf Project Cost: 12,000,000 Completion Date: 2015
This project includes renovations and upgrades to the 1950’s eight-story 114,000 sf building in Downtown Baton Rouge. Originally inhabited by the Bank of Baton Rouge, the historical character of the building is retained through preserving the high ceilings, tremendous views and impressive lobby. It combines Class A office space with affordable apartments in an area of town with scarcely any residential vacancy. A new supermarket location on the ground floor will provide much-needed access to people in this area where two food deserts overlap. Pursuing LEED certification, the team is fully committed to energy efficiency and resource stewardship for tenants both now and far into the future.
Location: Baton Rouge, LA Area: 15,800 sf Project Cost: TBD Completion Date: 2015
Patriot Commerce Park is a speculative warehouse building separated into several tenant spaces, the first being the Baton Rouge Cheer Stars.
Location: Port Allen, LA Area: 39,000 sf Project Cost: TBD Completion Date: 2015
Bridgeview Warehouse is a speculative building project separated into eight separate tenant spaces. Undulating metal panels offer an unexpected façade from the metal building, providing an attractive, economical, and efficient building skin. Large metal signs allow space for each tenant’s logo, offering exposure for each company.