Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

All articles for the month of 03/2015.

Myrtle Banks redevelopment garners national award

Myrtle Banks redevelopment garners national award

A restoration and renovation project that converted a historic former school building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard into a community grocery store and office space garnered national honors for a local contractor.

Ryan Gootee General Contractors received an Alliant Build America Award from the Associated General Contractors of America for the redevelopment of the former Myrtle Banks Elementary School building. The project was among 23 other winners from across the country and the only one in the state to be recognized by the AGC during its 2015 convention.

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You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure (with Dashboards): J. Bennett Johnston Hall Renovation

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure (with Dashboards): J. Bennett Johnston Hall Renovation

Labs use about four times more energy than office buildings and are among the highest energy users of any building type commonly built, surpassed only by data centers and fast food restaurants. Lab energy use is driven by ventilation requirements and lab equipment, so for the J. Bennett Johnston Hall Renovation at Tulane University, providing an energy dashboard for the building staff and students was a high priority.

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The New Architect | Designer and Mentor

The New Architect | Designer and Mentor

José Alvarez, AIA, is a 2015 AIA Young Architect Award recipient and a principal at New Orleans’ Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (EDR), the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient. Alvarez has led the design of a diverse group of award-winning projects at EDR. He’s also committed his free time to volunteering for the Louisiana chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), AIA New Orleans, and local youth programs.

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