Jackson Brewery Development
New Orleans, LA
Jackson Brewery Development: Master Plan
A specialty retail festival marketplace receiving broad national attention, the Jackson Brewery Development reestablished the old Jackson Brewery as a landmark at historic Jackson Square in New Orleans. This 25 acre development along the Mississippi River reconnected the formerly industrial waterfront to the historic French Quarter. As work progressed, changing market conditions and development goals prioritized set of design criteria with a community based master planning process instead of a rigid architectural form.
Jackson Brewery Development: Brewhouse
The Brewhouse at the Jackson Brewery was the first major addition of contemporary architecture to the historic French Quarter in over 80 years. Design and construction of the 85,000 square foot renovation was accomplished in less than two years notwithstanding requirements for review and approval by a dozen local, state and federal organizations. The design replicated historic facades facing the French Quarter and contemporary glass and aluminum for additions facing the emerging riverfront development. Major contemporary additions were contained in glass and aluminum cube and pyramid elements suspended through the historic building. The Brewhouse integrated a contextually sensitive contemporary design within the context of historic preservation, forming in a richly layered dialogue between old and new, solid and void.
Jackson Brewery Development: Millhouse
The 90,000 square foot expansion to the Jackson Brewery Development’s festival marketplace was completed in less than two years after the opening of the Brewhouse. Compatible with the architecture of the original Brewhouse structure, the design features additional urban amenities, such as a continuous riverfront promenade to further connect the French Quarter to the Mississippi River.