Dook’s Place, New Orleans, LA

Dook’s Place, New Orleans, LA

DOOK’S PLACE, NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

 

Services: Construction

Client: Edgar “Dook” Chase IV

Perez designed Dook’s Place to draw in patrons, as a fine dining sports bar & restaurant at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

 

 

Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Municipal Golf Course, New Orleans, LA

Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Municipal Golf Course, New Orleans, LA

JOSEPH M. BARTHOLOMEW SR. MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE, NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

 

Originally designed in the 1950’s by Joseph Bartholomew, the first African-American golf course designer in the nation, Perez redesigned an entirely new complex in 3 phases, after Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed it, recreating an important community gathering space for Pontchartrain Park—golf course, landscaping, irrigation system, clubhouse, restaurant, pro shop, community meeting space, maintenance & cart storage buildings.

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The Carver Theater, New Orleans, LA

The Carver Theater, New Orleans, LA

THE CARVER THEATER, NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

 

Services: Construction, Theatrical Design

Client: Carver Theater

This rehabilitation of the historic Carver Theater returns the 65-year-old building to its original use as a multipurpose entertainment venue. This rehabilitation not only restores the existing spaces to their original splendor but modernizes the facility to current code standards. The addition of a new volume on the backside now houses many of the required support functions allowing the spaces in the original footprint to remain as they were originally purposed. The main theater space is left open – with no fixed seating – so that the venue can be used for jazz, big band ensembles, chamber music, operettas, musicals, stage plays, dance recitals, and many other types of shows.

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C4: Claiborne Corridor Cultural Collaborative Plan, New Orleans, LA

C4: Claiborne Corridor Cultural Collaborative Plan, New Orleans, LA

C4: CLAIBORNE CORRIDOR CULTURAL COLLABORATIVE PLAN, NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

 

Services:  Prime, Project Management, Urban Planning & GIS Mapping

Client: City of New Orleans

Perez created a GIS map showing the geographic centers of culture in and around Claiborne Avenue, from one end of Orleans Parish to the other– created a website, online survey, & in-person interviews of culture-makers in the Entertainment, Arts, Culinary, Literary, Preservation, & Design industries.

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FireKeepers Casino, Battle Creek, MI

FireKeepers Casino, Battle Creek, MI

FIREKEEPERS CASINO, BATTLE CREEK, MI

 

 

Perez designed a new 240,000 square foot, $120 million casino, inspired by the Tribal Owner’s thematic elements—fire, water, earth, and air— creating 4 “themes” for the 4 quarters of the casino gaming floor. Completed 3 weeks early and $3 million under budget. It’s one of the most popular and profitable Indian-owned casinos in the country.