MUSEUM DISTRICT ENHANCEMENTS | NEW ORLEANS, LA

PROJECT INFORMATION

COMPLETED: 2008

PROGRAM: STREETSCAPE

BUDGET: UNDISCLOSED

CLIENT: NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

Mathes Brierre Architects was awarded a contract by the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission to identify enhancement issues, priorities, and strategies for the growing Museum District in downtown New Orleans. The goal of the project is to take advantage of the current momentum of development and add to the existing positive force of change to ensure a greater tourist and resident economic impact and aesthetic experience. The firm addressed issues of identity, destination, and district experience, by bringing the museums together to explore these issues. Identity was addressed through streetscaping, landscaping, and visitor experience of the comprehensive district. Destination issues included transportation accessibility and circulation – traffic, parking, signage into the area, signalization, bike lanes, pedestrian access, transit access, connectivity to other tourist attractions, and signage between museums. District experience was addressed through paving, signage, lighting, landscaping, fencing, security, parking, signalization, and retail options.