Mobile Workshop 1: Restoring & Managing a Unique Federal Property: NOLA’s US Custom House

APA Federal Planning Division


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

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The U.S. Custom House in the French Quarter is one of the region's most historic properties. After it sustained severe damage in Hurricane Katrina, a comprehensive restoration project transformed this National Historic Landmark into a modern, high-performance federal facility and museum space that has revitalized this part of downtown New Orleans. This tour also visits the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium (in the Customs House) which injects more than $20M into the local economy each year.

Training objectives:

·         New technologies used in the renovation of an historic federal building, which earned LEED gold certification for sustainable design

·         How an adaptive-reuse project for a federal building can transform disaster into an opportunity to contribute to the vitality and economic health of an urban central business district

·         How investing in a historic federal building can meet preservation and environmental-efficiency goals while also creating a community asset


Janea Jackson

Portfolio Branch Chief with the General Services Administration Read More

Richard Dorrier, AICP

Vice President/Principal with AECOM

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James Potter,