Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
This New Orleans neighborhood library is comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. One building is a historically significant bungalow built as a residence in 1917, sited prominently on the corner of South Broad Street and Napoleon Avenue. The other building, built in 1993 specifically to function as a library, was home to the main reading room and stock areas. Both buildings were severely flooded by levee breaks attributed to Hurricane Katrina. The bungalow was salvaged and raised for future flood prevention, but the modern addition was deemed necessary for replacement by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).
- Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
- Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Software used: majority of the design work done in AutoCAD and Sketch up. Some Rhino was used on the tail end of the project.