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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THE CONVENT, NEW ORLEANS

Research on the living quarters for the Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Sick Poor traced the five buildings they occupied over a period of 178 years up to the Convent, 1922, designed by Favrot & Livaudais (The Cotton Exchange, Hibernia Bank, American Can). Renovated by Tom Winingder and architectural firm Errol Barron and Michael Toups, it received the LLS 2016 Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.