Date of Submission

Spring 5-28-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Timothy Frank


The adaptive reuse of buildings within culturally rich historic city centers where urban regeneration solutions are crucial. Leveraging cultural heritage through architectural means as a vital mode of revitalization at the building scale…which will propagate out to influence the urban condition. Currently in Treme, New Orleans the beginning phases of major gentrification are taking place unchecked by legislation. It is kicking lifelong residents out and destroying the local culture. The principles of jazz culture sets up a good template for how Treme should grow; depending on collaboration & serendipity. This will be investigated through a catalyst site, the Louis Armstrong National Park and Municipal Auditorium of which still sits vacant post Katrina. This site would be the new home for NOCCA, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and return to the public venue it once was. This program increases the opportunities for educating new and existing residents therefore preserving local culture while bringing resiliency to a city that continues to be undermined by crippling forms of change