Gibbs News

Gibbs Responds to Recent Flooding

With the recent flooding in Louisiana,  Gibbs will be working to help those areas recover.  We recently delivered supplies to one of the hardest hit areas,  Walker, LA  and plan to return on Friday to serve food to some of the residents that were impacted by the flood waters.  Should you have any questions or […]

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Happy 40th Birthday Mercedes-Benz Superdome!

Happy 40th birthday to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome!  Gibbs Construction is proud to be a part of the Superdome’s history, having completed several projects at the iconic structure, including the construction of the Grand Staircase linking it to Champions Square, and the complete re-skinning of the building with those beautiful bronze panels.  As Gibbs Construction approaches […]

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Little Zion Baptist Church Progress

Little Zion Baptist Church officially has steel framing! Gibbs Construction has wrapped up steel with fabricators and erectors last week. The area’s highly anticipated brick veneer church will hold up to 600 people in its 14,590 square feet. Proudly visible along Earhart Boulevard in New Orleans, this project is scheduled to be completed by March of […]

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Congratulations Gibbs’ COSS Recipients!

Gibbs Construction is proud to announce that 10 members of Team Gibbs received the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) designation this week.  The main objective of COSS® is to equip employees who have safety and health responsibilities with the core competencies they must master to be successful in occupational safety and health. Unlike other safety […]

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Congratulations Melissa Gibbs!

We are happy to announce that our very own Melissa Gibbs has been chosen to be recognized by the 16th annual City Business Women of the Year Award.  Started in 1999, Women of the Year recognizes 50 women from the area whose success in business and contributions to the community stand out in the region.  […]

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511 Marigny Apartments

New Orleans, LA


The 511 Marigny Apartments project included major restoration and renovation of a building once used as a hosiery warehouse. Located in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood down river from the French Quarter in New Orleans, the original structure was built in 1905, with an addition built in 1932. The 75,000-square-foot masonry and heavy timber structure was carefully restored and transformed into modern luxury apartments with modern amenities while still keeping the building’s unique historical attributes and integrity. Extensive interior and structure demolition was required including removal of damaged and destroyed timber beams, first floor slab, and interior walls.

Once demolition was complete, crews replaced and repaired heavy timber beams, replaced first floor slab, added two new elevators and two new stairwells and installed a new HVAC system, as well as new plumbing and electrical where required. The original flooring was carefully removed, cleaned, repaired, stored and then reinstalled. We used a unique acoustical sound matt (Quite-Qurl) by Keene Building Product between flooring and existing decking to reduce sound transmission between 2nd and 3rd floors.

A 5,000-square-foot observation space was added to the rooftop with 360 degrees views of the city. Build out of the units included 16 and 18-foot ceilings with exposed ceiling floor decking, open floorplan, wood floors, modern galley kitchens with stainless steel, granite, 6-foot soaking tubs, and glass wall mounted vanities. All the existing steel-framed windows were refurbished and reused, using impact resistant glass. The building provides 5000 square feet of first floor commercial and retail tenant space.  Landscaping, new walkways and a permeable grass parking lot were also provided. This project included NPS tax credits.

OWNER: 511 Marigny, LLC

ARCHITECT: Studio WTA-Wayne Troyer Architects


Award: 2013 Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Award for Institutional $10-$25M.