SPICE FACTORY

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL/ADAPTIVE USE

Mandeville Wharf Lofts was built within the ruin of three buildings that formerly housed Chef Paul Prudhomme’s “Cajun Magic” spice warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana. The project’s design approach employed selective subtractions and additions to the existing building. 

The remains of the former structure, along with the new interventions, were allowed to read within the rich context of the neighborhood, site and building details. Covered walkways, balconies and overlooks were added to this ensemble to weave all levels and parts of the complex together.

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Owner 

Mandeville Wharf Partnership II

Budget 

$2,000,000

Size 

14 Units

Completion Date 

1993

Key Staff 

Ken Schroeder, Director
Ann Temple, Project Architect

Awards 

1993 Preservation Award
City of New Orleans
1993 Distinguished Building Award
Chicago Chapter AIA