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Joan Mitchell

Artists’ Studios

New construction of 10 light-filled artists’ studios, communal meeting space, and a media lab at the Joan Mitchell Center.

overview

The Joan Mitchell Center engaged Palmisano as the Design-Assist contractor to lead the new construction of the Joan Mitchell Artists’ Studio, a single-story building containing 10 light-filled studios, communal meeting space, and a media lab. Surrounded by residential homes, this project presented a myriad of obstacles, including a framework made of structural steel, wood framing, and metal studs; multiple angles associated with the roof structure and clerestory windows; and extensive campus-wide site work and infrastructure upgrades. Completed in 2015, this 10,000-square-foot building was designed by local architect, Lee Ledbetter & Associates. The landscaping includes native plants, a bioswale, and a rainwater garden to help reduce harmful runoff and promote Louisiana’s unique ecosystem. 

SIZE OF PROJECT

SF

NUMBER OF UNITS

STUDIOS

OWNER

Joan Mitchell Center

ARCHITECT

Lee Ledbetter & Associates

TYPE

New Construction

LOCATION

New Orleans, LA

INDUSTRY

Commercial, Arts & Culture

STATUS

Completed in 2015

Palmisano project Joan Mitchell Center artist studios

AWARDS

  • 2017 LEED 2009 New Construction and Major Renovations, Gold, US Green Building Council 
  • 2016 Honor Award, AIA New Orleans 
  • 2016 Sustainable Design Honorable Mention, AIA New Orleans 
  • 2015 Merit Gold Award, Associated Builders and Contractors  
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