Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 6,000 SF
Category: Architecture, Interior Design
Use: Industrial & Commercial
Location: Southwest Pass, Mississippi River
Size: 19,485 SF
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.
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.
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.