You are here

Holy Cross Project/Global Green Complex

-A A +A
2006–2015, Workshop/apd, with John C. Williams Architects; D.I.R.T. Studio, landscape. Andry St., between Douglass and N. Peters sts.

This project arose from a national design competition sponsored by the nonprofit organization Global Green International following Hurricane Katrina. It occupies part of a block abutting the Mississippi River and currently consists of five houses and a fourteen-unit apartment building. A goal of the project was to act as a catalyst for rebuilding sustainably. The houses, based on the New Orleans shotgun form, have galleries and porches, with solar panels fitted on their shed roofs. The project had difficulty with construction costs, similar to the Make It Right Houses (OR57), and the New York City-based designers struggled to understand the local conditions. But the sustainable design goals have been achieved and the buildings are LEED Platinum certified.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


What's Nearby


Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "Holy Cross Project/Global Green Complex", [New Orleans, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

buildings of new orleans book

Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 79-79.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,