2018 National Planning Conference

Infill Design in Historic Districts

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 1.50

Cost: $55.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180017


  • How to use design review plays to maintain historic areas
  • How demolition controls, height limits, and design guidelines can positively impact neighborhoods
  • Strategies to defend contemporary infill design in historic areas


The Architectural Review Committee of the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission reviews all proposals for new construction and additions in the local historic districts for compatibility with the HDLC design guidelines. Join committee members on a tour of New Orleans historic districts to view completed projects that were reviewed and approved for compatibility with the immediate historic context. Discuss the challenges, successes, pitfalls, and failures of the design-review process.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Eleanor Burke
New Orleans and Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commission
New ORleans, LA

John Klingman
Tulane School of Architecture
New ORleans, LA

Wayne Troyer
Wayne Troyer Architects
New Orleans, LA

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