2018 National Planning Conference

Restoring NOLA's US Custom House

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

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 2

Cost: $15.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180033


  • New technologies used in the renovation of this historic building, which earned LEED gold certification for sustainable design
  • How an adaptive-reuse project can transform disaster into an opportunity to contribute to the vitality and economic health of the central business district
  • How investing in a historic building can meet preservation and environmental-efficiency goals while also creating a community asset


The U.S. Custom House in the French Quarter is one of the region's most historic properties. After it sustained severe damage in Hurricane Katrina, a comprehensive restoration project transformed this National Historic Landmark into a modern, high-performance federal facility and museum space that has revitalized this part of downtown New Orleans. Tour this architectural masterpiece and visit the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, which injects more than $20M into the local economy each year to likewise bolster the economic health of the central business district.

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