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New Orleans, LA
Formwork Development and Quiwa Holdings
Completed in 2016
Trapolin Peer Architects
Elegant living in a building steeped in history.
When it comes to complex historic renovations, especially in the French Quarter, Impetus is a superhero. We have hard lessons learned working in such restricted and fragile spaces. When Formwork Development and Quiwa Holdings needed a Design Assist contractor for the transformation of two historic French Quarter buildings—one three-story and one five-story—into 25 luxury apartment rentals located on Chartres Street, Impetus’ experience was the beacon light . The buildings were last used as Hurwitz Mintz furniture stores before being vacant for more than a decade. The renovation breathed new life into these elegant buildings.
Designed by Trapolin-Peer and completed in 2016, the renovation of this 40,000 SF space included cutting a light well into each building, adding two white-box retail spaces on the ground floor, rooftop expansions to one apartment, creating a variety of residential accessory spaces, and the build-out of a rooftop deck and amenity area for guests.