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Carolina Hernandez

Carolina Hernandez

New Orleans, LA, US

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Construction Details and Interior Elevations
Construction Details and Interior Elevations
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METAIRIE OFFICE TOWER, MAIN LOBBY INTERIOR & BUILDING EXTERIOR RENOVATION

The new ownership of a 1960 office building challenged me to upgrade and renovate the dated and worn interior main lobby, the building entrances and facades. The owner desired to add value to the building, maintain existing tenants and increase rental rates. The building had no previous renovations and outdated/worn finishes. I involved in all aspects of the design process from initial schematic design proposals, space planning, and design development including custom detailing, material, and furnishings; and construction management including furniture installation.

Completed October 2004.

Return On Investment Factoids:

SURBURBAN LOWRISE

  • 1960 VINTAGE, 80,000 SQ. FT. 6 STORY BUILDING
  • SURBURBAN LOCATION
  • NEWOWNERSHIP
  • SOLID +85%OCCUPANCY
  • MAINTAIN EXISTING TENANTS
  • UPGRADE QUALITY OF TENANTS
  • WELLMAINTAINED


EXISTING GROUND FLOOR LOBBY

  • NO PREVIOUS RENOVATION
  • OUTDATED /WORN FINISHES
  • DESIRE TO ADD VALUE TO BUILDING
  • INCREASE RENTAL RATES

CAPTURE VALUE

  • CAPITALIZE ON LOCATION
  • MAINTAIN EXISTING TENANTS
  • INCREASE RENTAL RATES
  • $16.00 PER SQ. FT. GROUND FLOOR
  • ESTIMATED PAY BACK 3.5 YEARS
  • $3.00 PER SQ. FT. INCREASE
 
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Status: Built
Location: Metairie, LA, US
My Role: Interior Architect & Designer
Additional Credits: EJD Builders, Inc.
Craig Clement Engineers, LLC

 
Stair Details and Elevations
Stair Details and Elevations
Reflective Ceiling Plan and Details
Reflective Ceiling Plan and Details
Custom Carpet Inset Design Layout
Custom Carpet Inset Design Layout
BEFORE - Building Front Drive and Canopy
BEFORE - Building Front Drive and Canopy
AFTER - Building Front Drive and Canopy
AFTER - Building Front Drive and Canopy
AFTER - Building Front Drive and Canopy
AFTER - Building Front Drive and Canopy
AFTER - Storefront Entrance and Canopy
AFTER - Storefront Entrance and Canopy
BEFORE - Side Entrance and Stair
BEFORE - Side Entrance and Stair
AFTER - Side Entrance and Stair
AFTER - Side Entrance and Stair
BEFORE - Main 1st Floor Lobby
BEFORE - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Main 1st Floor Lobby
NEW - Storefront Custom Film Design
NEW - Storefront Custom Film Design

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