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New Orleans BioInnovation Center

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2007–2011, Eskew+Dumas+Ripple. 1441 Canal St.
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

This building was designed as a center and incubator for biotechnology startups. The four-story L-shaped building’s glass facade is shaded by a slatted sunscreen that draws on regional vernacular forms in its design. Inside the building there are balconies on every floor, communal spaces to encourage interaction among the tenants, a conference center, and a landscaped courtyard. The building is a LEED Gold facility, the first in Louisiana. Stormwater is collected in a crushed stone sub-base beneath the parking lot and water from air-conditioning condensation is channeled into a water feature in the courtyard.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


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Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "New Orleans BioInnovation Center", [New Orleans, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 112-112.

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