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Shotgun Homes are considered the most well known and prevalent buildings constructed in New Orleans between 1830s-1950s. Their design responded to the hot and humid climate of the area, as well as the materials and technology available during its time. This single shotgun has a shuttered front door and window, a hipped overhang protects the front entrance in front of a gabled roof. A single shotgun’s width equals the width of a room, and was three to five rooms deep.
Notice the native landscaping: Louisiana Irises, Button Bush, Dwarf Palmetto and the Sweet Bay Magnolia
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This existing historic New Orleans home lies on an over-sized lot in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, in the East Riverside neighborhood. This 1800 sqft residence required a complete renovation and extensive attention during construction due to existing extensive damage. The new design included preserving it’s exterior detailing, a redesign of the existing spaces, including a generously spaced kitchen and living space for entertaining, wall space to exhibit the client’s passion for art as well as a master suite addition and new northern faced rear porch to be enjoyed throughout the year with a view of their landscaped oasis.
Design & Construction Completion – 2019
Renovation Photo Credit: Norris Gagnet Photography
Renovation Photo Credit: Norris Gagnet Photography
I just wanted to comment on what a wonderful job you did on the watercolor sketching of my home. I absolutely love it and would recommend your services to other potential clients. Thanks! – Mariela Twiggs
Ana, my family sincerely thanks you for the stunning rendering of our New Orleans home. We have so many years of wonderful memories in that house, and you were somehow able to capture the essence of our special time in the City. You have our utmost confidence and highest recommendation. Your work truly warms the walls of our new home.
Best Regards, The Hromaniks
This fast pace second level addition in Lakeview has received a lot of attention in this quite neighborhood by neighbors and house visitors. Ana Borden designed the second level addition on this previous one story residence and drew from her experience completing complicated multi-million dollar institutional projects. The overall project, including designing the second level addition included tieing into the existing conditions in order to preserve the remaining exterior lot for a new pool. The Architect constructed a three dimensional model in Revit to convey to the Clients the design intent while adhering to all required building codes. The challenge also included providing roof slopes within the allowable existing chimney distances, stair clearances, desired room sizes and working with the structural engineer to design connections and structural member sizes to fit the constraints listed above. Also, extensive coordination was required for the second addition, including supports designed by the structural engineer in conjunction with the existing pre and post tensioned slab. The Architect’s intent was also to create a seamless addition that appears to have been part of the existing residence while not impacting the remaining lot. Overall, the final construction fulfilled the Client’s goals of adding a bedroom and bathroom as well as additional storage space within their time frame and, of course, budget.
Construction: Fall/Winter 2017-2018
AMB2 Architecture, LLC is a full service boutique architecture firm providing programming, architectural services, interior and contract administration services for clients in both the public and private sectors. The firm specializes in hospitality, healthcare, institutional, commercial, educational, residential design and historic preservation. The firm is recognized for providing innovative, context respectful and thoughtful designs, attention to construction detailing, ensuring life safety measures while delivering high standards from programming through construction as they fulfilling their client’s needs and desires. The firm also consults for local design, construction and other private and public entities providing quality control, construction detailing, interior design, construction management and specification writing.
AMB2 Architecture is a minority and female run architecture firm performing services throughout the State of Louisiana.
Ana M Batista Borden is a licensed architect in the State of Louisiana, as well as a LEED AP BD+C, with a Masters in Architecture from The School of Architecture at Tulane University. Her diverse portfolio is comprised of her experience in southeast Louisiana as well as throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. She was recently featured in New Orleans City Business’s Construction/Engineering Ones To Watch. Her practice has recently provided the interior design of the bar area for the Bobby Hebert Cajun Cannon Restaurant. Maintaining a consistent, intense schedule during her college career fueled her experience in the profession at a young age while pursuing construction experience during full-time internships. Her upbringing has given her a profound respect for striving excellence and preserving ethics while respecting budget goals without sacrificing quality. Hurricane Katrina brought unprecedented experiences and challenges during her early career. These experiences have given her the skills and knowledge to coordinate building systems and foster construction relationships to deliver and exceed a client’s expectations.
Ana has worked with large entities such as Ocshner Health System’s Hospitals, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shriners Hospitals for Children, The College of Dupage and Advocate Health Care’s Hospitals (Chicago).