“It was challenging to join a project (Hotel Peter & Paul) nearing completion and not feel like an outsider who might disrupt the workflow. Instead, I was welcomed to the project team and given ‘real’ responsibility on the jobsite, not just pushing papers. As a result, I learned a lot in a short amount of time. In addition to learning progress-tracking software, I facilitated punch list items and was empowered to offer solutions instead of just pointing out problems. Seeing a focused, committed and positive team working to get the job done was inspiring. In some ways, I felt like I was holding the last pieces of a puzzle and was actively working with the team to solve it. Overall, it’s been a challenging and incredibly rewarding Summer.” – William Cotten, Project Management Intern, LSU Construction Management Student
New York interior designer and developer Ari Heckman of ASH NYC, along with local business partner, Nathalie Jordi, are redeveloping a former church and school in the Faubourg Marigny into a 71-room, independently run boutique hotel. The 156-year-old church will be renovated and used as a community events space. Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School have been vacant since 2001. Hotel Peter & Paul will open Fall of 2018.
The Peter and Paul campus comprises four buildings along a block of Burgundy Street. Irish-born architect Henry Howard, who lived and worked in New Orleans in 19th century, designed the church. A convent, rectory and school building complete the site. The developers engaged the neighborhood for their input on uses for the former church space, which include co-working space, neighborhood organization meetings, yoga, free movie screenings, art installations, and more.
Project Architect: Studio WTA