STELLA MARIS LOFTS

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL/ADAPTIVE USE

Stella Maris Lofts was an adaptive use of the former Catholic Youth Organization recreation center located in the Vieux Carre Historic District of New Orleans.

 

With an eye to historic New Orleans design and style, apartments were clustered around the courtyards, covered walkways, balconies, and overlooks. One courtyard was created by carving a pedestrian and auto area from the original building configuration. Original design elements, such as iron truss work, the circular windows to the courtyard, and even the scoreboard from an old gymnasium, were retained as artifacts and as an acknowledgement of the building’s past use.

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Owner 

Mandeville Wharf Partnership II

Budget 

$2,200,000

Size 

35,000 SF

Completion Date 

1997

Key Staff 

Ken Schroeder, Director & Project Architect
Ann Temple, Project Manager

Awards 

1996 Vieux Carre Historic Renovation Award