DEMOLITION OF JAIL’S MAIN KITCHEN BUILDING APPROVED BY COUNCIL

MID-CITY MESSENGER

The Orleans Parish Justice Center’s main kitchen building is undergoing demolition as part of the prison’s third development phase after final approval from City Council.

Council unanimously approved the demolition at their regular meeting Thursday. The building, located at 2801 Perdido St., has been used as the main kitchen after renovations in 2006. But, with its demolition, there are no concrete plans for the land’s use.

Perez APC, a New Orleans-based architecture firm, has been tasked with demolishing the building at a $917,000 price tag, according to city documents. That project will be funded by FEMA with expected completion by late October. Click to read more.

ANGELA O’BYRNE HONORED AS A 2016 YLC ROLE MODEL

YOUNG LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

For her dedication not only to the City of New Orleans but also to the continued development of its future leaders, Angela O’Byrne has been named a 2016 Young Leadership Council (YLC) Role Model. YLC Role Model award winners are selected based on contributions to their industries and the New Orleans community as a whole. Recipients may receive the honor only once in a lifetime, truly distinguishing the field of chosen individuals.“While I was at Perez, Angela’s hard work ethic inspired me to try and keep up with her,” said Joseph St. Martin, former employee, and nominator. “Whether through on-the-job training or just one-on-one communication, she ensures that what she has learned – by way of over 30 years of industry experience – make you a better professional. Now a small business owner myself, I know firsthand how Angela’s desire to ensure those around her succeed has resulted in the evolution of new design firm principals and owners here in New Orleans and around the country.”Angela joins a class of 26 outstanding business, community, and civic pioneers who will be honored at the YLC’s 30th annual Role Model Awards Gala on September 17. For more information on both the honorees and attending the gala, check out the YLC’s press release here.

ANGELA O’BYRNE NAMED 2016 NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR FIRST RUNNER-UP

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PRESS

As part of her recognition as the 2016 Louisiana Small Business Person of the Year, Perez President Angela O’Byrne attended the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week festivities in Washington D.C. earlier this month. At the ceremony, not only were state and territory honorees celebrated, but also several entrepreneurs from the prestigious group were nationally recognized for their outstanding contributions, and Angela was named 2016 National Small Business of the Year First Runner-Up. Click to read more.

MOM, WHERE DO BUILDINGS COME FROM?

WWNO 89.9 – OUT TO LUNCH

We talk a lot in New Orleans about the “rebirth” of the city, but before the city was re-born it was born. The architects of what we all agree is our remarkably beautiful city were just that: architects.

The major architects of today’s New Orleans are Renaissance men and women. An eye for beauty and an ability to translate that into a design that can be engineered, once thought to be a singularly rare talent in itself, is today just the beginning of a far more complex procedure that involves knowledge of the law, investment skills, management ability and more than a passing knowledge of community dynamics. Click to listen.