On November 15th, M.S. Rau Antiques opened the doors to its new expanded gallery space at 630 Royal Street in the French Quarter. This incredible historic renovation transformed two late-1800’s Creole buildings into 19,000 SF of new showroom space for the 105-year old company, making it one of the largest antiques dealers in the world.
We are proud to have served as the Design-Build partner on the project along with project architect, Office of Jonathan Tate. Many original features of the two identical three-story, 1800s-era Creole brick buildings were preserved, including windows, pavers, balconies, stairways, and facades. Significant repairs were made to the buildings to bring them up-to-code and ensure structural soundness, including pouring new ground floor foundations and gypcrete on upper floors.