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.