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  1. 1. TheMathesGroupPLACEST.CHARLESBANK ONE CENTERBANK ONENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Bank OneProject Cost: $70,000,000.00Project Area: 1,000,000 square feetCompletion Date: 1987Architects: The Mathes GroupMoiyama & TeshimaPlanners Ltd.Principal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAContact: Mr. Robert Hurlbut201 St. Charles AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70170(504) 524-4444The 53-story, granite clad, reinforced concreteoffice tower was constructed on the most presti-gious location in downtown New Orleans, the siteof the former St. Charles Hotel, located in thecenter of the historic Central Business Districton St. Charles Avenue. The complex was con-ceived as a New Orleans place, incorporatingarchitectural elements of both an historic andgeographically influenced milieu within the newcontext of a high-rise office structure. Place St. Charles contains:• A two-level retail galleria with shops anda food court;• Parking for 800 cars;• 1,000,000 square feet of office space• Spacious ground level arcades, mini-parks and wide balconies offeringshelter from the elements• A fourteenth-floor sky lobby, serving theoffice tower and parking structure• A distinctive design, culminating in twofifty foot glass lanterns offering spec-tacular views for tenants and alighted beacon on the night skyline.
  2. 2. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netBANK ONE CENTERBANK ONENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  3. 3. TheMathesGroupPELICANHOMESTEADHEADQUARTERSPELICAN HOMESTEAD & SAVINGS ASSOCIA-TION CORPORATE HEADQUARTERSPELICAN HOMESTEADMETAIRIE, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Pelican HomesteadProject Cost: $13,000,000.00Project Area: 138,000 square feetCompletion Date: 1986Architects: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAContact: Mr. Conrad Meyer III(504) 585-7711The Corporate Headquarters development forPelican Homestead and Savings Associationwas planned as the initial structure of a phasedthree-building complex sited on 6½ acres. Thebuilding’s plan allows for a connection to a fu-ture symmetrically opposed building at the rearentrance area.Pelican Homestead’s objective for their corpo-rate headquarters was to house all of their op-erations within a single building and to allow formaximum flexibility within the office area. De-signed throughout each 23,000 square-foot of-fice floor was a demountable interior partitionsystem, an underfloor cellular deck distributionsystem for electrical and communication sys-tems, and a live floor load of 150 lbs./sq. ft.The office floors radiate as 90º wings from thecentral core area and provide the enclosure fora four-story atrium banking lobby. This lobby ech-oes the historical image of the grand bankinglobby expressed in the atrium’s façade and thecolumn-supported entablature following the lineof the bank’s teller line within.
  4. 4. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netCORPORATE HEADQUARTERSPELICAN HOMESTEAD & SAVINGSASSOCIATIONMETAIRIE, LOUISIANA
  5. 5. TheMathesGroupNOCCANEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTSTHE NOCCA INSTITUTENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: The NOCCA InstituteProject Cost: $16,500,000Project Area: 122,500 square feetCompletion Date: January 2000Architects: The Mathes GroupBilles/ManningPrincipal in Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect: Peter F. Priola, AIAAnn Schmuelling, AIAGeneral Brice Building Co., Inc.Contractor:The News Orleans Center for Creative Arts wasestablished in 1973 as a "training center" for stu-dents in theater, music, dance, communicationsand the visual arts. It was seen as a part of acomprehensive education package being pro-posed to the State Department of Education andthe Louisiana Legislature. Since 1973, housedin the LaSalle School in the 6000 block of PerrierStreet, it has produced world famous perform-ers like Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.With the old building badly deteriorating andnever providing suitable facilities, the SchoolBoard and the Friends of NOCCA set out to pro-vide an environment worthy of the centers repu-tation.Thirteen years ago, The Mathes Group and an-other firm were selected in a joint venture to bethe architects and to assist in programming andsite selection. Working in concert with the Acad-emy of Educational Department and the NOCCA
  6. 6. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netNEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTSTHE NOCCA INSTITUTENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAInstitute, an ideal program was developed to satisfy all ofthe needs of all departments. In the Fall of 1990, the Man-deville Street Wharf was offered to NOCCA as a possiblesite by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Or-leans. In December of 1990, the architects conducted a collo-quium to review the merits of this site as a location for the Cen-ter. However, in 1993, an alternate site was purchased by theNOCCA Institute. This site is on the Mississippi River in Fau-bourg Marigny, adjacent to the warf.We have developed the unique designin response to the site by incorporatingseveral existing, wonderful warehousebuildings, in response to the program,by weaving all classrooms, studios andperformance (Dance, Theater, an Ex-perimental Theatre, Recital Hall, JazzClub and Art Gallery) spaces into abuilding which evokes the spontaneityand creativity of the students, and inresponse to the budget by utilizing ap-propriate materials and building sys-tems.
  7. 7. TheMathesGroupPALAESTRAATHLETICFACILITY PALAESTRA ATHLETIC FACILITYISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOLNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Isidore Newman SchoolProject Cost: $2,750,000Project Area: 48,000 square feetCompletion Date: August 1986Architect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAThe Mathes Group has designed every new build-ing and renovation for Isidore Newman School,a private institution, since 1972, the year whichwe developed their Master Plan.Renovations at the school have included:• The Valmont Building (administrative offices)• Expansion of Kindergarten Building• Expansion of all classroom space in theelementary school• Conversion of the old girls gym into theCharles Keller Theatre• Special learning center and computer lab• Second floor addition to the MiddleSchoolThe buildings designed by our firm at NewmanSchool include:• the Lower School• the Student Center• the Palaestra, a multipurpose athletic facil-ity with space for virtually every majorin-door sport and rivals most similarfacili-ties for major college campuses.The Palaestra contains a main gym with two full-size basketball court and running track; an in-door swimming pool which can be 25 meters, ortwo
  8. 8. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netPALAESTRA ATHLETIC FACILITYISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOLNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAteaching pools (one shallow and one deep); a multipurposegym geared for gymnastics for Kindergarten through TwelfthGrades; a dance practice studio; physical education class-room; training area; locker rooms; nurses station; coveredplay area for Lower School and future classrooms; a weightroom with full Nautilus equipment; and an elevator.Circulation is articulated by the provision of exterior stairsand elevator. On the JeffersonAvenue side, these elementsmimic the semicircular vertical massing on the front eleva-tion of the Lower School and the Student Center. A secondfloor link by way of a pedestrian bridge and a large openpatio provide ample gathering place for students before andafter school and between classes. A small earth berm am-phitheater outside the glass wall of the pool provides seat-ing for the viewing of swim meets or small entertainmentevents when the weather is fair. These features, combinedwith the deliberately modulated brickwork and carefully de-tailed exposed steel including the regimental downspouts,have given Isidore Newman School a facility worthy of asmall college campus.
  9. 9. TheMathesGroupEXECUTIVEWELLNESSCENTERNEW EXECUTIVE OFFICE WELLNESS CENTERFREEPORT-MACMORAN, INC.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.Project Cost: $926,880Project Area: 7,424 square feetCompletion Date: November 1985Architect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Designers: William RiceEduardo MoyaGeneral Contractor: Gervais F. Favrot Co., Inc.References:The Mathes Group design of the Freeport-Mc-MoRan Wellness Center on the third floor of theirCorporate Headquarters at 1615 Poydras Street,encompasses a gym and the regulatory dress-ing rooms and toilet facilities, a whirlpool room,barber, and health testing facilities for their em-ployees.
  10. 10. TheMathesGroupNEW EXECUTIVE OFFICE WELLNESS CENTERFREEPORT-MACMORAN, INC.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.net
  11. 11. TheMathesGroupHEALTHANDWELLNESSCENTER MERCY WELLNESS CENTERMERCY HOSPITALNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Mercy HospitalProject Cost: $486,000Project Area: 8,100 square feetCompletion Date: 1994Architect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Creed W. Brierre, AIAProject Manager: David P. Taylor, AIAReferences: Mr. Robin WallaceMemorial Medical CenterMercy CampusNew Orleans, Louisiana504.483.5091When Mercy Hospital constructed its office build-ing expansion along Bienville Street in New Or-leans and built parking lots to accommodate itand the hospital, it relocated the running track. Acompanion project was the build-out of one floorof the Old Nurses Dormitory Wing for a WellnessCenter. Exercise options included the latestCybex equipment, stationary bikes, free weightsand a space for aerobics classes.Even after a merger and ultimately a sale, theWellness Center continues in operation and isstill a facility of which the Memorial Medical Cen-ter Campus is very proud.
  12. 12. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netMERCY WELLNESS CENTERMERCY HOSPITALNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  13. 13. TheMathesGroupMUSICSCHOOLEXPANSION MUSIC SCHOOL EXPANSIONARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITYTEMPE, ARIZONAProject Owner: Arizona State UniversityProject Cost: $11,700,000Project Area: 122,500 square feetCompletion Date: August 1991Architects: The Mathes GroupDWL Architects & PlannersPrincipal in Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect: Peter F. Priola, AIAAnn Schmuelling, AIAGeneral Meinecke-JohnsonContractor: Company15425 N. Greenway-HaydenLoop Rd., Suite A-200Scottsdale, AZ 85260Construction Abacus ProjectManger: Management2390 E. Camelback,Suite 249Phoenix, AZ 85016References: Dr. George UmbersonSchool of MusicRoom 185Tempe, AZ 82587-0405602.965.2819Dr. Gerald BoltSchool of MusicRoom 185Tempe, AZ 82587-0405602.965.2819The Arizona State University Project is locatedat the corner of the main campus entry, where itjoins an ensemble of three monumental publicbuildings,
  14. 14. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netMUSIC SCHOOL EXPANSIONARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITYTEMPE, ARIZONAeach of which has its own unique architectural form andcharacter: The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium byFrank Lloyd Wright; The Nelson Fine Arts Center byAntoine Predock; and the Music Building by the TaliesinFellowship. The Music Building Expansion is an additionto the latter of these buildings.The Arizona State University School of Music Project in-corporates a 350-seat recital hall, a 175-seat organ/cho-ral rehearsal hall, complete departments for jazz, percus-sion, electronic music, choral, organ, and music educa-tion, and a 30,000 square foot music library. This projectalso includes twenty-seven faculty studios, fifteen gradu-ate teaching assistant offices, forty practice and ensemblerooms, and the needed auxiliary technical and administra-tion spaces to support these new facilities.The Mathes Group designed this facility in a joint venturewith DWL Architects and Planners in Phoenix.
  15. 15. TheMathesGroupGLENISS.McRARYSCHOOLOFMUSICGLENIS S. McRARY SCHOOL OF MUSICBAYLOR UNIVERSITYWACO, TEXASProject Owner: Baylor UniversityProject Cost: $8,079,000.00Project Area: 77,000 square feetCompletion Date: July 1992Architect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal in Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect: Peter Priola, AIAGeneral Contractor: Waco Construction325 Industrial Street.Waco, Texas 76710The Glenis S. McRary School of Music is lo-cated on the newest portion of the developingBaylor University Campus, where it joins thenew University Library and Computer Scienceand Engineering Building and the Hoop-SchaferPerforming Arts Center in the creation of a newmonumental Main Campus Entry.The School of Music project includes the 1,000seat Jones Concert Hall, the 200 seat Mead-ows Recital/Lecture Hall, complete departmentsfor percussion, organ, recording, choral and in-strumental music in addition to more than sev-enty (70) practice and ensemble rooms.The Mathes Group designed this facility afterentering a Design-Build Agreement with WacoConstruction, Inc.
  16. 16. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.net
  17. 17. TheMathesGroupNEWFINEARTSCENTER NEW FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS CENTERDILLARD UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Dillard UniversityProject Cost: $6,350,000Project Area: 54,000 square feetCompletion Date: December 1992Architect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal in Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect: Peter F. Priola, AIAAnn Schmuelling, AIAGeneral Contractor: Grimaldi ConstructionP.O. Box 8350New Orleans, LA 70182References: Mr. Milton ScheuermannUniversity ArchitectDillard University2601 Gentilly BoulevardNew Orleans, LA 70122(504) 286-4765Dillard University is a private institution with anenrollment of 2,000 students. Dillard’s Fine Artsprograms consist of Art, Mass Communications,Drama, Speech and Music. The Mathes Groupwas commissioned by Dillard University to pro-gram, design and perform construction adminis-tration services for a new Fine Arts and Com-munication Building. After completing a CampusMaster Plan, the new building was located to theeast of the Great Front Lawn of the University toclose off the east end and to increase the per-ception of the University. In addition to the Re-cital Hall and Music Studios, an Art Museum,Sculpture Courtyard and Studios for Sculpture,Drawing and Painting lie at the center of the build-ing program.
  18. 18. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netNEW FINEARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS CENTERDILLARD UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAIn several instances, The Mathes Group’s Design forDillard’s new Fine Arts facilities preceded the creation ofexpanded programs and curriculum in Arts, Theater andMusic. Our building is designed to enhance and, in someinstances, create the maximum educational “cross-fer-tilization” between existing and proposed Fine Arts pro-grams. For example, a 3-Dimensional Art Shop will sharecommon quarters with the Theater Department’s Scen-ery Shop. Space has been provided in this area for allthe tools and equipment required to satisfy both programs’needs. Another example of “cross-fertilization” exists be-tween the Performance Theater Art Museum and Sculp-ture Courtyard, since they are located as an extension ofthe Performance Theater lobby area.
  19. 19. TheMathesGroupNEWMUSICFACILITYANDARTMUSEUM NEW MUSIC FACILITY AND ART MUSEUMINDIANA STATE UNIVERSITYTERRE HAUTE, INDIANAProject Owner: Indiana State UniversityProject Cost: $5,742,628Project Area: 42,832 square feetCompletion Date: April 1997Architects: Schmidt AssociatesThe Mathes GroupPrincipal-in Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architects: Peter F. Priola, AIAGeneral Contractor: Hannia ContractorsReferences: Dr. Robert I. CowdenIndiana State UniversitySchool of MusicTerre Haute, IN 47809The new School of Music and Art Museum projectfor Indiana State University is designed to pro-vide music rehearsal and performance facilitiesfor the Music Department and display facilitiesfor the Art Department which supplement ISU’sexisting Fine Arts Building. The new facility is de-signed to be physically connected to the existingFine Arts Building by means of a subterraneantunnel which is centrally located in the building’splan and intended to encourage the ebb-and-flowof student movement between the two buildings.The Core elements of the proposed new Schoolof Music are the 200-seat Recital Hall and the5,000 square foot Art Gallery. These elementsoccupy opposing sides of a main circulation lobbywhich diagonally bisects the building’s main floorplan.
  20. 20. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netNEW MUSIC FACILITY AND ART MUSEUMINDIANA STATE UNIVERSITYTERRE HAUTE, INDIANAThe Mathes Group has designed this facility in associa-tion with Schmidt Associates Architects, Inc. of Indianapo-lis.
  21. 21. TheMathesGroupGREENVILLEHALLRENOVATION RENOVATION OF GREENVILLE HALLLOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Loyola University ofNew OrleansProject Cost: $1,500,000Project Area: 16,700 square feetArchitect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect:Completion Date: September 1996Greenville Hall was originally constructed as themain educational building for Dominican Collegein about 1860. In the 1970’s, the 16,700 squarefoot, three-story wood frame structure was placedon the National Register of Historic Places. Overthe years, Greenville Hall has undergone manychanges in use from educational classrooms, toadministrative building, to science building andback to general education purposes. The Math-es Group completed a restoration and renova-tion of this building to satisfy the needs of theInstitutional Advancement department of LoyolaUniversity.By agreement with the City Planning Commis-sion, City of New Orleans, the exterior of thebuilding must remain fundamentally unchanged.We have retained as many of the existing parti-tions as possible in the renovation to reduce con-struction costs and to maintain the interior of thebuilding as designed over a century ago.The first floor areas remain much the same asthey were originally constructed to preserve the
  22. 22. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netRENOVATION OF GREENVILLE HALLLOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAextensive ornamental plaster detailing found throughout.Because the existing building did not conform to currentcodes, the renovation included the addition of fire stairs,smoke and fire partitions, a sprinkler suppression sys-tem and the total replacement of all mechanical, electri-cal and plumbing systems. All of this was accomplishedwhile maintaining the sixteen foot high ceilings, the orna-mental plaster ceiling medallions and crown moldings,plaster key arches etc.A new Board Room for Loyola University was designed,complete with full, state-of-the art audio/visual capability.
  23. 23. TheMathesGroupNEWLAWSCHOOLANDLIBRARY NEW LAW SCHOOL AND LAW LIBRARYBROADWAY CAMPUS OF LOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Loyola University ofNew OrleansProject Cost: $4,500,000Project Area: 170,000 square feetArchitect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect: Pete Priola, AIACompletion Date: September 1986The Mathes Group has continuously displayedan expertise in the Master Planning of campuscomplexes for private educational institutions,university campuses, and corporate campusesin Louisiana, Florida, Arizona, Massachusetts,Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Colorado, Ken-tucky, and Mississippi. Loyola University con-tracted with The Mathes Group to prepare a Con-fidential Acquisition Report for Dominican Col-lege which dealt with the status of the existingbuildings on the campus and an in-depth analy-sis of Loyola Universitys physical plant needs ofthe then-existing campus and those needs whichcould better be satisfied by adaptively re-usingthe existing buildings on the Dominican Collegecampus. Through this analysis we discoveredthat Loyolas highest priority physical plant needwas the creation of a Law Center which requiredboth an increase in general education, adminis-trative, and library space and an improvement inthe technical areas required for law education,the appellate and moot court areas. The currentteaching of law requires a great deal of audiovi-sual resources and equipment in both the libraryand moot court areas.
  24. 24. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netNEW LAW SCHOOL AND LAW LIBRARYBROADWAY CAMPUS OF LOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAWe took the existing Dominican College Science and Li-brary Buildings which were located approximately adja-cent to each other separated by about thirty feet andlinked these two buildings with a new core building therebycreating a single law center building of approximately175,000 gross square feet. We dealt not only with thediffering floor elevations but with the intricate technicalissues of linking the buildings mechanical heating, ven-tilating, air-conditioning, plumbing and tele-data commu-nication wiring systems into a single building system. Fi-nally we made significant structural modifications to theScience Building. We also converted the ScienceBuildings planetarium in order to adaptively re-use thespace for the Law Center Moot Court function. An audi-torium classroom in the Science Building was convertedto theAppellate Court function. Finally, a fourth floor levelwas added to the college library building. Both the libraryand science buildings were given a face-lift, basicallymodifying the facades of both these buildings to give theformer Science Building, College Library Building and newCore Building the appearance of a single unified facadeof corresponding elevation. All of this was accomplishedfor $28 per square foot.
  25. 25. TheMathesGroupMONROEUNIVERSITYLIBRARYJ. EDGAR & LOUISE S. MONROEUNIVERSITY LIBRARYLOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Loyola UniversityProject Cost: $15,300,000Project Area: 152,000 square feetArchitect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect: David BlanchardCompletion Date: December 1998The J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe UniversityLibrary at Loyola University consists of a 114,000square foot new building connected to the ex-isting five-story Miller Hall (the former Loyola LawSchool building), of which 38,000 square feet webe renovated to utilize the existing Law Librarystack areas. The new building is sited to formone side of a new quadrangle. The design of thenew Library establishes a new aesthetic for theentire campus emulating the existing older build-ings.The new library with state-of-art electronics willfunction as a nucleus for student study and re-search in the heart of the campus. The new Li-brary also contains the Lindy S. Boggs LiteracyCenter designed to teach those involved in im-proving literacy in the New Orleans metropolitanarea.The building houses an Academic ComputerArea, Media Development and Graphics Labo-ratories, space for an extensive GovernmentDocuments collection, space for Special Collec-tions, Archives and stack areas for 500,000 vol-
  26. 26. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netJ. EDGAR & LOUISE S. MONROE UNIVERSITY LIBRARYLOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAumes, Group Study area, Individual Study areas, etc.Although just opened, the new Library has estab-lished a new aesthetic for Loyola University of NewOrleans.
  27. 27. TheMathesGroupMUSICTHEATERCOMPLEX COMMUNICATIONS/MUSIC/THEATER COMPLEXLOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Loyola UniversityProject Cost: $12,750,000Project Area: 148,000 square feetCompletion Date: August 1986Architect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAGeneral Contractor: Landis Construction Co.P.O. Box 4278New Orleans, LA 70178References: Mr. Paul FlemingDirector of Physical PlantLoyola UniversityMT 107, Box 0776363 St. Charles AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70118504.865.3154The Loyola University Communications/Music/Theater Complex was designed to meet the com-plete educational and administrative needs of theCollege of Music and the Department of Com-munications. The building also accommodatesgeneral University classroom space for 120 stu-dents, an Experimental Theatre for the Dramaand Speech Department and a 600-seat RecitalHall. This project originated in the Campus Mas-ter plan requirements developed by our firm.Architecturally, the project is designed to aestheti-cally harmonize with the existing adjacent TudorGothic University buildings. It is an endeavor toprovide facilities which match and enhance thereputations of the departments which they serve.The prominent pergola and building materials areallusions to the forms of the old campus, withoutflagrant imitation. They strive, in modern ver-nacular, to double the perceptible image of
  28. 28. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netCOMMUNICATIONS/MUSIC/THEATER COMPLEXLOYOLA UNIVERSITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANALoyola’s urban campus while addressing the presence ofthe surrounding residential neighborhood on stately St.Charles Avenue. It is a “real world” conscious effort to re-place three old houses, one of which was designed by ourfirm in the 1920’s, with a building meeting the needs of theUniversity and exploring the issue of contemporary designin an historic setting.The Communications/Music/Theater Complex at Loyola in-cludes a 600-seat Recital Hall which has an 80-piece or-chestra pit, a sprung hardwood dance stage floor, a dim-mer-per-circuit theatrical lighting system with a light ridge,a limited flyloft and side stage areas intended to accommo-date ballet and opera needs. Also contained within the Com-plex is a “Black Box” Experimental Theatre designed to ac-commodate up to a 100-person audience, a satellite MusicLibrary, and television studios.
  29. 29. TheMathesGroupSTEPHENF.AUSTINCONCERTHALL NEW CONCERT HALL AND MODIFICATIONSSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITYNACOGDOCHES, TEXASProject Owner: Stephen F. Austin StateUniversityLocation: Nacogdoches, TexasProject Cost: $5,800,000Project Area: 30,000 sq. ft. renovation33,000 sq. ft. newArchitect: The Mathes Group(Houston Office)Principal-in-Charge: Jay BoydstonProject Architect: Jay BoydstonCompletion Date: September 1998Contractor: J.E. Kingham Construc-tion Company409.564.3329Contact: John RuffsFacilities409.468.4341Ron Anderson, Ph. D.Chairman Department ofMusic409.468.4602The existing Music School which comprised of30,000 square feet was more than doubled insize at a total cost of $5,800,000. The new por-tion of the facility includes three large rehearsalhalls for Band, Choral and Percussion. The ex-isting building was almost entirely gutted andrefitted to create new Classrooms, Faculty Stu-dios and Practice Rooms with improved acous-tic performance.
  30. 30. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netNEW CONCERT HALL AND MODIFICATIONSSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNVERSITYNACOGDOCHES, TEXASThe desire of the client was to change the image of themusic school from the 1960s modern design to a more cur-rent design aesthetic. We have incorporated a plaster, neo-classical circular element at the entrance to the existingbuilding
  31. 31. TheMathesGroupMOORESSCHOOLOFMUSICMOORES SCHOOL OF MUSICUNIVERSITY OF HOUSTONHOUSTON, TEXASProject Owner: University of HoustonProject Cost: $21,000,000Project Area: 144,000 square feetCompletion: September 1997Architects: The Mathes GroupPrincipal in Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAJay B. BoydstonProject Architects: Peter F. Priola, AIAAnn Schmuelling, AIAReferences: Dr. David TomatsThe Moores School of Music at the University ofHouston is prominently sited at the main entranceto the University of Houston. Facing this cam-pus entrance is the raised, glazed lobby for theOpera Hall. Visible are the monumental muralsof the world-renowned abstract artist, FrankStella, which adorn the ceiling, and rear wall ofthe mezzanine level in the Lobby and the ovalshaped catwalk of the Opera Hall itself.The building borrows art deco detailing from otherbuildings on campus, though the detailing hasbeen simplified to modern brick construction. Theuse of several colors of brick also relates thebuilding contextually to other buildings on cam-pus.The building consists of 64 faculty studios, 80practice rooms, a band rehearsal hall, a choralrehearsal hall and an ensemble hall as well as asmall recital hall, library, classrooms and admin-istrative offices.
  32. 32. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netMOORES SCHOOL OF MUSICUNIVERSITY OF HOUSTONHOUSTON, TEXASThe Moores Opera Hall is an intimate 800 seat the-ater, which was designed to evoke the spirit of an 18thcentury theater. With two tiers of box seats designedin a horseshoe shape, only 67 feet separate the stagefrom the back row. Decorative lighting was customdesigned throughout the Opera Hall by famed San An-tonio craftsman Isaac Maxwell. These include thetorches on the top of the columns in the Opera Halland the splendid chandelier located in the lobby.The new state-of-the-art music facility is one of the new-est and finest facilities on the campus, thanks to a gen-erous $18.5 million gift from John and Rebecca Mooreswho met at the University of Houston in the 1960’s.
  33. 33. L. AUSTIN WEEKS CENTER FOR RECORDINGAND PERFORMANCEUNIVERSITY OF MIAMICORAL GABLES, FLORIDAProject Owner: University of MiamiProject Cost: $1,700,000Project Area: 14,000 square feetCompletion Date: November 1993Architect: The Mathes GroupPrincipal in Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAProject Architect: Peter F. PriolaGeneral Contractor: Stobs Bros. Construction580 N.E. 92ndStreetMiami Shores, FL 33138References: Dr. William Hipp, DeanUniversity of MiamiSchool of MusicP.O. Box 248165Coral Gables, FL 33124(305) 441-7436Mr. Rafael PeruyeraUniversity of MiamiP.O. Box 248165Coral Gables, FL 33124(305) 441-7436The Mathes Group has completed both Masterand Comprehensive Music Planning Projects forthe University of Miami School of Music. TheSchool of Music is currently housed in seven (7)separate buildings which compose a mini-cam-pus within the overall University Campus fabric.Planned in two phases we have completed con-struction of the 150-seat Recital Hall and MusicEngineering Department (complete with an ex-tensive recording studio) named the L. AustinWeeks Center for Recording and Performance.Phase II of the project will be an Administrativeand Faculty Office Building.L.AUSTINWEEKSCENTER TheMathesGroup
  34. 34. During the study for the Master Planning of the School ofMusic, the severe physical plant needs for the Music En-gineering Department became evident. In the new RecitalHall, most, if not all, performances can be recorded; hencea natural link has been created between the new RecitalHall and a professional recording studio.A Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netL. AUSTIN WEEKS CENTER FOR RECORDINGAND PERFORMANCEUNIVERSITY OF MIAMICORAL GABLES, FLORIDATheMathesGroup
  35. 35. TheMathesGroupOPENGATESCONFERENCECENTER OPEN GATES CONFERENCE CENTERUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCHGALVESTON, TEXASProject Owner: The University of TexasMedical BranchProject Cost: $1,500,000Project Area: 5,000 square feetArchitect: The Mathes Group(Houston Office)Principal-in-Charge: Jay BoydstonProject Architect: Jay BoydstonCompletion Date: September 1996The Hisotric Sealy Mansion of Galveston, Texas,was renovated by our Houston office to becomea Conference and meeting faciility for the Uni-versity of Texas Medical Branch, located a fewblocks from this centrally located structure. Thefacility resides at the corner of the two mostprominent streets in Galveston, a short walk fromthe Strand and Downtown Galveston.The house was designed by the renowned NewYork firm of McKim, Mead and White, in 1891,with an ajoining stable completed by N.J. Clay-ton in 1892,as a home for the railroad magnateGeorge Sealy and his wife Magnolia Willis. Thehome was donated by their children to the Uni-versity in memory of their parents in 1979The Mathes Group completed an extensive sur-vey of the existing conditions and recommendedthe possibilities for a teleconferencing center tothe University in a Master Plan. The renovationincluded extensive restoration and repair to theexterior of the building, and many interior modifi-
  36. 36. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netOPEN GATES CONFERENCE CENTERUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCHGALVESTON, TEXAScations, in order to fit its new purpose and comply with cur-rent regulations. A new exiting stair was sensitive insertedinto one of the houses many turrets, and an addition wasadded to the rear to meet ADA requirements. Thesesenstive modifications are barely noticable from the streetand have not significantly altered the historic and artisticcharacter of the house.
  37. 37. TheMathesGroupNEWUTMBSTUDENTCENTER STUDENT CENTERUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCHGALVESTON, TEXASProject Owner: The University of TexasMedical BranchProject Cost: $3,000,000Project Area: 52,000 square feetArchitect: The Mathes Group(Houston Office)Principal-in-Charge: Jay BoydstonProject Architect: Jay BoydstonCompletion Date: September 1997The University of Texas Medical Branch askedthe Mathes Group to design new Student Cen-ter for their Galveston Campus. The facility hadto create a conversation between the masterlycompleted masonry 1891, N. J. Clayton Univer-sity of Texas Medical Department Building (nowAshbel Smith Hall) with the other modern medi-cal facilities. The new building also helped toclean up the mechanical mess that had onceexisting behind old Red.Taking cues from the vernacular architecture ofGalveston, the main elevation has a bi-level gal-lery rising from a formidable base, with elegantbrick detailing rising into three arches. Each ofthese elements take their cues from Old Red,reflecting the arched third floor windows and theelegant masonry work throughout the building.However, the building remains respective of OldRed by making these statements simply and con-cisely. It’s scale is more than appropriate, bow-ing to its far more substantial neighbor.
  38. 38. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netSTUDENT CENTERUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCHGALVESTON, TEXASThe Mathes Group completed several conference roomsand student lounges for use by both faculty and students.These informal rooms allow for small student groups to meet,study, or for small conferences between medical profes-sionals, students, and leaders in various branches of Medi-cine. These comfortable settings are accompanied with abookstore, supplying various Medical and student needs.
  39. 39. TheMathesGroupFRIEDMANCLOCKTOWERLOUIS AND ANNE FRIEDMAN CLOCK TOWERWAREHOUSE DISTRICTHOUSTON, TEXASProject Owner: The City of HoustonProject Cost: $500,000Project Area: 200 square feetArchitect: The Mathes Group(Houston Office)Principal-in-Charge: Jay BoydstonProject Architect: Jay BoydstonCompletion Date: May 1996Completed in 1996, this project is adjacent toMarket Square Park in Houston’s Historic Dis-trict. It provides a new 50-foot tall tower to housethe 1903 Houston City Hall clock. Landscapingand streetscape for the base of the tower will beprovided as part of a future plan for the area.This clock tower was developed as part of a mas-ter plan to create a livable community in theWarehouse District of downtown Houston. Sitedat a prominent intersection, the tower serves agate-marker for this newly rejuvenated area, thatcontinues to see the conversion of former ware-house buildings into lofts spaces for urban livingand offices. It is hoped that the tower will help tospur further redevelopment in the area and sparkactivity in the park across the street.
  40. 40. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netLOUIS AND ANNE FRIEDMAN CLOCK TOWERWAREHOUSE DISTRICTHOUSTON, TEXAS
  41. 41. TheMathesGroupGRIMESCOUNTYCOURTHOUSE GRIMES COUNTY COURTHOUSE RESTORATIONGRIMES COUNTY TEXASANDERSON, TEXASProject Owner: The People of GrimesCountyProject Cost: $500,000Project Area: 15,000 square feetArchitect: The Mathes Group(Houston Office)Principal-in-Charge: Jay BoydstunProject Architect: Jay BoydstunCompletion Date: September 1996Renovation of this Historic Texas courthouse,includes structural repairs to masonry walls, tuckpointing all masonry, restoration of windows anddoors, and installation of new roofing. Masterplanning work addresses issues of handicappedaccessibility and life safety, and will provide so-lutions for provision of an elevator, automatic firesprinkler system, and restrooms.
  42. 42. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netGRIMES COUNTY COURHOUSE RESTORATIONGRIMES COUNTY TEXASANDERSON, TEXAS
  43. 43. TheMathesGroupPOLKCOUNTYCOURTHOUSE POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE RESTORATIONPOLK COUNTY TEXASLIVINGSTON, TEXASProject Owner: The People of PolkCountyProject Cost: $500,000Architect: The Mathes Group(Houston Office)Principal-in-Charge: Jay BoydstonProject Architect: Jay BoydstonCompletion Date: September 1996Restoration of the 1905 Courthouse Annex,includes leveling. Foundation repair, recon-struction of the roof structure and the secondfloor structure, and repairs to masonry walls.Work on the area 1923 Courthouse includesstructural repairs to the brick arches and clean-ing and restoration of the masonry facades.Funding is through the Texas Department ofTransportation and Polk County.
  44. 44. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netPOLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE RESTORATIONPOLK COUNTY TEXASLIVINGSTON, TEXAS
  45. 45. TheMathesGroupHOUSTONMETRORIDESTOREDOWNTOWN METRORIDE STOREMETROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Metropolitan TransitAuthorityProject Cost: $500,000Project Area: 3,000 square feetCompletion Date: 1995Architects: The Mathes Group(Houston Office)Principal-in-Charge: Jay Boydston, AIAContact:The Metro RideStore is a retail store operated by theMetropolitan Transit Authority to provide transit in-formation and bus tickets and tokens to the public.The Mathes Group used historic detailing to createthe atmosphere of a turn-of-the-century train stationon the first floor of the Scanlan Building , built in down-town Houston in 1909. Although the public portionevokes another era, the staff work areas incorpo-rate all the technology found at the other RideStores,including accessibility throughout
  46. 46. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netDOWNTOWN METRORIDE STOREMETROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITYNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  47. 47. TheMathesGroupISADORASRESTAURATISADORAS RESTAURANTISADORANEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: IsadoraProject Cost:Project Area:Completion Date:Architects: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAContact:Located on the ground floor of a then new high-rise office building in the Central Business Dis-trict of New Orleans, Isadora is a restaurant/barwhose design has the specific flavor of a periodArt Deco establishment. An intimate atmosphereis created by the use of small raised dining ar-eas separated from each other by a large cen-tral bar.The Art Deco motif is reinforced by the use ofsoft pastel walls acting as a backdrop to accen-tuate the period finishes of backlit ribbed glass,period plaster moldings, glossy black laminates,polished granite, and painted metallic bronze andsilver. The furnishings and artwork are reminis-cent of the Art Deco period.
  48. 48. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netISADORAS RESTAURANTISADORANEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  49. 49. TheMathesGroupAQUARIUMOFTHEAMERICASAQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS &WOLDENBERG PARKTHE AUDUBON INSTITUTENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: The Audubon InstituteProject Cost: $44,000,000Project Area: 110,000 square feetCompletion Date: September 1990Architects: The Bienville GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Creed W. Brierre, AIAContact: Mr. Ronald Forman504.861.5112Built on the site of a surplus wharf along the Missis-sippi River in New Orleans’ historic Vieux Carré, theAquarium of the Americas opened to record atten-dance in September, 1990. The surrounding fifteen-acre Woldenberg Riverfront Park was opened in fall,1989.The Mathes Group is proud to have been one of thefirms selected to form the joint venture, The BienvilleGroup, the team which conceived, designed, andcompleted the facility in less than four years.The design of the Aquarium was strongly influencedby the need to accommodate entire habitats that givevisitors a view of the wild, both above and below thewater. Each of the four large exhibits represents amajor aquatic habitat of North or South America; a500,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit, the CaribbeanReef Environment with a 30-foot long acrylic tunnel,the Amazon River Rain Forest Habitat, and the Mis-sissippi River and Delta Habitat. The Aquarium hasthousands of examples of nearly 400 species of fish,reptiles, and other animals.The Aquarium also houses a seafood restaurant, agift shop, classrooms, research labs, offices, andsalinization equipment.
  50. 50. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netAQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS &WOLDENBERG PARKTHE AUDUBON INSTITUTENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  51. 51. TheMathesGroupNEWTEAROOMATTHEAUDUBONZOOTEA ROOM DEVELOPMENT AUDUBON ZOOTHE AUDUBON INSTITUTENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: The Audubon InstituteProject Cost: $2,500,000Project Area: 11,793 square feetCompletion: May 2000Architects: The Mathes GroupPrincipal in Charge: Creed W. Brierre, AIAProject Architect: Eduardo MoyaContact: Mr. Robert W. BeckerP.O. Box 4327New Orleans, LA 70178(504) 861-5115To quote the Audubon Institute, “Once a favoritevenue for get-togethers of every kind, the his-toric Audubon Tea Room was built at the turn ofthe century and destroyed by fire in 1976. Offer-ing a unique setting for local families and friendsto join together to celebrate their special occa-sions, theAudubon Tea Room was a place wherewhite gloves were worn and first kisses were sto-len. Still a cherished reminiscence today, theAudubon Tea Room is deeply woven into the richfabric of New Orleans heritage.”The new Audubon Tea Room was designed byCashio, Cochran, Torre/Design Consortium, Ltd.,in collaboration with The Mathes Group.The new one-storied building will emulate, in formand volume the original Audubon Tea Room. Instyle and construction, however, it reflects thearchitecture of existing new Zoo buildings withits rich blend of brick, stucco, and copper.
  52. 52. A Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netTheMathesGroupTEA ROOM DEVELOPMENT AUDUBON ZOOTHE AUDUBON INSTITUTENEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAThe new Audubon Tea Room contains: A main hall, capable of accommodating diverse functions,such as weddings, debutante parties, small conventiongatherings, and so forth. The hall will open into a lush, land-scaped yard through an open gallery, which creates a bufferbetween nature and building; Kitchen facilities, restrooms, and engineering spaces that sup-port the functions in the Main Hall; and A Brides Room.
  53. 53. TheMathesGroupAUSTRAILIANPAVILION84AUSTRAILIAN PAVILION 1984LOUISIANA WORLD EXPOSITIONNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Louisiana World Exposi-tionProject Cost: $2,000,000Project Area: 40,000 square feetCompletion Date: 1984Architects: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAContact:Architects arrived from “down under” with schematicdesign drawings in hand, and together we completedthe design and construction of the entire project in90 days at a cost of approximately $2 million in theInternational Pavilion, now the New OrleansRiverwalk.This 40,000 square foot, two-story exhibit for the 1984World’s Fair in New Orleans included:• Fixed exhibits of Australia’s geography, economy,and flora and fauna and featuring native materi-als such as wall and floor carpets made of woolfrom merino sheep and indigenous plants;• Support facilities consisting of escalators and el-evators fromAustralia’s Knoxville exhibit, projec-tion room and employee lounge space• Administrative offices for the Commissioner Gen-eral• V.I.P. reception area which served native gour-met meals and native beer and wine twice dailyand included a lounge area, formal dining area,and a fully equipped kitchen staffed by stewardsfrom the Australian navy.
  54. 54. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netAUSTRAILIAN PAVILION 1984LOUISIANA WORLD EXPOSITIONNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  55. 55. TheMathesGroupPETROLUMPAVILION84PETROLEUM INDUSTRIES PAVILION 1984LOUISIANA WORLD EXPOSITIONNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAProject Owner: Louisiana World Exposi-tionProject Cost: $5,700,000Project Area: 32,000 square feetCompletion Date: 1984Architects: The Mathes GroupPrincipal-in-Charge: Edward C. Mathes, AIAContact:The Petroleum Industries Pavilion was designedfor a consortium of fifteen oil companies for the1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans to demonstrateto the world a compatibility of the environmentand the exploration for oil. The 32,000 square-foot pavilion was designed, budgeted in eightmonths for $5.7 million. The exhibition areasincluded:• A 55,000-gallon saltwater aquarium• An innovative split-screen format movietheater seating 400 persons• A 6,000 square foot Petroleum Exhibit Hall• An authentic operational offshore drillingplatform exhibit.
  56. 56. TheMathesGroupA Professional Architectural Corporation in Continuous Practice Since 1890201 St. CharlesAvenue, Suite 4100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4100 504.586.9303 FAX 504.582.1305 email mathes@bellsouth.netPETROLEUM INDUSTRIES PAVILION 1984LOUISIANA WORLD EXPOSITIONNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  57. 57. NOCCASITE SELECTION-A CASE STUDYNEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CRE-ATIVE ARTSNew Orleans Center for Creative Arts(NOCCA) spent several years search-ing for a site. Each site demanded asite analysis be made to determine ifthe architectural program could be ac-commodated at that particular site. Inaddition, Zoning and Building Codesimposed constraints upon each pieceof property. At the same time, siteanalysis presents additional opportu-nities and/or constraints unique to eachsite.NOCCA considered numerous sitesover many years beforesettling upon the chosenlocation just downtownfromthe French Quarter.The availability of aWestern Electric manu-facturing facility (now afurniture store and ware-house) in Mid Cityprompted the originalcharrette in 1986 (coor-dinated by the late BenGraves of Educational FacilitiesLaboratories).The Warehouse District re-de-velopment spurred by the 1984World’s Fair produced a num-ber of candidates for adaptivere-use, as did the old U.S. Mintbuilding on Esplanade Avenueat the north end of the FrenchQuarter.New construction in City Parknot far from the New OrleansMuseum of Art proved to be anidle dream. However, when newconstruction on a empty lot ad-joining a Standard Coffee warehouseinspired a class project at Tulane Uni-versity School of Architecture, theirimaginative view studies embraced vi-sual access to the Mississippi River andsurrounding historic neighborhoods.The lot, however, proved too small forthe instructional and architectural pro-gram and it was not available.This new interest of NOCCA in explor-ing areas ripe for neighborhood revi-talization and economic development
  58. 58. along this light industrial and rail-way corridor bordering the river ul-timately resulted in discoveringwhat has become its new addresson Chartres Street, straddling thehistoric Faubourg Marigny andBywater areas at the River. It is onthe site of the old Cotton SteamPress warehouses, which had alsoserved as passenger substationsyears ago when Homer Pleasy pur-chased his fateful trainticket amidstthe cotton bales.Accessible to the Interstate (I-10)via Elysian Fields Avenue, this lo-cation allows NOCCA to continueits development as a center for thearts training for high school stu-dents commuting from the eightparish (county) metro-region ofNew Orleans.But, as much as this site was rea-sonable in cost (being partly do-nated by Southern Railways) andpresented opportunities for theadaptive reuse of historically sig-nificant structures in historic neigh-borhoods, there were also problemsto be dealt with.There are the obvious additionalcost s in rehabilitating historicstructures to accommodate presentuses. There is a railroad track bisect-ing the property and there are highvoltage lines running along the edgeof the site.By creatively dealing with eachof the “problems” and lookingupon themas opportunities ratherthan “problems”, the unique so-lution that is now NOCCAevolved. Yes, it cost a bit moreto satisfy the preservation au-thorities while adaptively reha-bilitating the existing ware-houses, but the students now getanarchitecturalhistorylessonandcity history lesson by osmosis.The track, serving the wharvesalongtheMississippi, teaches the eco-nomic importance of the port to theCityand, theysay, trains will onlyrun early in the morning and earlyin the evening; notenough to con-flict with normal use times for thefacilities. The high voltage linesproved, after studies, to be a non-issue.The important message is to ap-proach available sites with posi-tive, creative thoughts. Solutionswill generally appear.TMG

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