PRESERVATION

 

Having researched projects in Italy, England, and France as well as cataloguing the style and form of over five hundred buildings in New Orleans for the Historic Building Recovery Grant Program following Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, Elizabeth has a solid perspective of architectural history and knowledge of resources. This allows her to offer services that include traditional research such as chain of title to date the building, locate original plans, building contracts, or renderings as well as utilizing digital sources extending research to national and international archives if a broader context is needed.

Projects have included both residential and commercial structures focusing on historic construction techniques, form, and style to guide design direction, ownership and usage history, paint and finish analysis for informed decisions when rebuilding with like materials.

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MARIGNY HISTORIC DISTRICT

Currently assisting architects Wayne Troyer and Ross Karsen at studioWTA, involvement includes researching the history of the dwelling constructed in the early nineteenth century with a framed second story and veranda added in 1886. While sensitively updating for modern living by providing stylistic studies of correct features and a paint analysis more extensive than has been offered to date in New Orleans to inform the new color scheme, the authenticity of the eras can be acknowledged.