New Orleans, LA


The Beacon at South Market

South Market District (The District) is a $200M, mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District (CBD) and represents one of the most ambitious in the city’s history. The development and will infuse the surrounding vicinity with new retail, dining and urban activity within a site that, until recently, was little more than surface parking.
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple designed several of the projects contained within the development including The Beacon—a 172,000 SF, 7-story building containing 126 residential units and ground floor retail. Offering contemporary, loft-inspired and spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans with contemporary finishes, the Beacon is of its time and an appropriate addition to the city’s evolving urban fabric.
Drawing inspiration from New Orleans’ historic French Quarter courtyard, the Beacon is tightly wrapped around an elevated green space which opens directly onto Girod Street and provides a calming oasis, and unique public space from which to observe or escape the hustle of a thriving commercial corridor.
Residents of The Beacon will also enjoy exclusive access to The Park, the first building of its kind in New Orleans (also designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple), housing first-class retailers and provides five floors of car and bike parking, electric car charging stations, and both bicycle- and car-sharing programs.

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Status: Built
Location: New Orleans, LA, US
Firm Role: Architect of Record
Additional Credits: Spackman Mossop & Michaels, Landscape Design