Bancroft Drive


Use: Residential
Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 6,000 SF
Category: Architecture, Interior Design
Through spatial manipulation via sectioning and carving, NANO reimagined the Bancroft Residence, creating both a clever response to Post-Katrina living in New Orleans and a thoughtful environmental renovation through the elimination of wasted space. Originally 9,000 square feet, the home was reduced to 6,000 square feet by rezoning the space while raising the most heavily used areas of the house. This allowed for optimal viewing of Bayou St. John, along which the house is situated, and a reduction in energy costs through a consolidation of space.

CBD Home


Use: Residential
Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 2,500 SF
Category: Architecture & Interior Design
The former home of Emeril’s Homebase was purchased by clients who wished to renovate the ground floor and construct a garage at the rear of the site. Having recently moved to the Central Business District (CBD) area, and beginning to have thoughts of starting a family, they were enthralled with the idea of having a grassy backyard hidden among the brick and concrete that surrounded them.

NANO designed a garage which is separated from the rear wall of the building, allowing light to get into the new first floor bedroom, and covered the roof with greenery that can be accessed immediately upon exiting the building on the second floor. Additional green walls climb the surrounding brick surfaces, creating a garden retreat in the heart of the urban environment.

Through the development and analysis of sun studies, as well as private and public exterior space program needs, the design resolved to an “elevated backyard” with a courtyard and garage on the first floor.

The courtyard is flanked by a cantilevered stair and garage on one side, with a protruding storefront on the other side. The “elevated backyard” has integrated plant beds, benches and split levels for seating and play areas. There is a sun trellis with lights and fans for comfort. The defining detail of this project is this is resolution of all the client’s needs within the program, and providing the only single privately owned property in the CBD that has a backyard.

Harding Drive


Use: Residential
Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 1,200 SF
Category: Architecture & Interior Design
The renovation transformation was successful in taking a 90 year old home into the 21st century. All services were updated, public spaces were enlarged by the stair rotation, while maintaining an architectural aesthetic conducive to the neighborhood and the needs of the owner.

Southwest Pass Station


2018 AIA Excellence in Sustainability Honorable Mention from USGBC

Use: Industrial & Commercial
Location: Southwest Pass, Mississippi River
Size: 19,485 SF
Category: Architecture

One of NANO’s more unique projects involved researching, selecting and detailing a new exterior cladding system and roof for the Associated Branch Pilots’ Southwest Pass Station and generator building that could withstand the harsh marine conditions and 180 mph wind loads, replace and enhance the insulation value, decrease air and vapor seepage all while maintaining weight and structural limitations.

Renovating unique structures has become commonplace for NANO, prompting the development creative solutions. Working with a fiberglass reinforced panel (FRP) manufacturer, The A/E team selected a 3” pre-insulated system, incorporating custom detailing, sealing and shapes for a complete envelope system. Vertical baton strips assure weather proofing while adding articulation. Stainless steel connectors and flashings were utilized throughout. Roof panels were topped with a Fiberseal membrane. This is the first use of the Durashield system on a residential facility.

Two years after completion, it has withstood several tropical/hurricane events without incident, and achieved a 30% increase in efficiency.

Eagle Consulting


Use: Offices
Location: Harvey, LA
Size: 12,000 SF
Category: Architecture & Interior Design
Eagle Consulting, an oil and petroleum engineering company, wanted to renovate this existing warehouse and shop including a full renovation of the office spaces and the reception area. The reception area was outfitted with a custom metal and wood wall system providing a company identity for visiting clients. With offices located within the Southern Louisiana region, this office is their flagship office and main headquarters.

Fakier Jewelers


Use: Retail
Location: Houma, LA
Size: 5,000 SF
Category: Architecture
Fakier Jewelers is a small jewelry store in Houma that is relocating from its existing store, and constructing a new building to consolidate their wares and create a powerful new image for the company. The clients were very interested in the traditional architecture of New Orleans and wanted their new building to embody the beauty and poise of a shotgun on Magazine Street while housing a contemporary space for their showroom within.

700 Baronne


Use: Apartments & Commercial
Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 12,600 SF
Category: Architecture
700 Baronne Street was originally constructed in the early 1900s as home to the New Orleans Paint Company and the Valspar Paint Company. The structure is a four story load bearing masonry building with a primary structure of heavy timber, a 4 inch thick slab, and tongue and groove flooring. Most notably, the 3rd floor incorporates an inverted metal truss support system that would be required to be kept in the project as per the direction of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

For its intended use, the owner wished to create apartments on the upper floors and a commercial space on the ground floor, which would include an historic mezzanine level. Two major hurdles had to be overcome. First, the owner was adamant about a roof top addition. Second, due to the long narrow nature of the site, a second means of egress, as typically required per code, would make the project financially infeasible.

Working with the HDLC and SHPO offices, NANO developed a penthouse scheme, inclusive of computer 3D renderings and contractor provided mock ups to assure that the penthouse would not negatively impact the historic relevance of the building. NANO further developed an enhanced life safety strategy and worked with the New Orleans Board of Building Safety and Appeals (BBSA) to meet the needs of the owner while maintaining a safe facility.

Camp Street


Use: Residential
Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 800 SF
Category: Architecture
The Camp Street Residence began as a simple deck, and evolved into a second floor addition to house a new master suite which would include a bedroom, bathroom, and closet. The design reduced massing of the addition to its purest form, continuing the lines of the existing roof and removing the ceiling to create a single space with maximum height. Dividing the building in two, the design situates the master bedroom on one side with the master bath and balcony on the other and incorporates large windows in the master bedroom to capitalize on the northern light.

Octavia Street


Use: Residential
Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 600 SF
Category: Architecture & Interior Design

The program consisted of a 600 square foot expansion of the master suite to include a walk in closet, changing area and master bathroom. All custom cabinetry is built in and faced with cedar and sand blasted glass with stainless steel connections. A monochromatic color palette was adopted, allowing the cabinetry to become the defining feature of the space. Design of the cabinetry was driven by the need to maximize storage space while maintaining access to natural lighting. The cabinet heights are staggered according to sight lines across the room and views outward, generating a landscape that fills the space without blocking natural light sources.

Lucas Oil Stadium


Use: Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Size: 1,800,000 SF
Category: Architecture & Interior Design

NANO LLC was engaged by HKS to perform consulting and specialized designed services for the Lucas Oil Stadium for the Indianapolis Colts. NANO’s scope of services was interior design of the suites, club lounges, and retail- vending mall, as well as overall egress and code review.

Lucas Oil Stadium contains 139 suites, varying in capacity from 8 to 22, located at either field level or terrace level. Two club lounges support the terrace level game/exhibit experience.

NANO was challenged to design a field level experience that would alleviate the lower ceiling condition due to stadium seating above on par with the experience of on the field viewing, while providing for the ability to control the internal acoustics of game/event noise levels. Through the incorporation of retractable glass walls facing the event space, the spaces can either experience the full ambiance of the event or provide for a quiet internal area appropriate for more intimate or business related conversations.

The color and material palettes were integrated to reflect team, ownership, branding, and overall facility design considerations while taking into consideration the life time costs for maintainability and heavy wear.