U.S. Customs House
Gibbs’ expertise in the construction process is achieved through the dedication to their projects. The Management staff of Gibbs worked well with us and the Government to resolve issues that arose. This renovation project was very complicated, without Gibbs’ team member attitude, the project would not have been as successful.
-Jason W. Beal, AIA, LEED AP | PDG architects
The U.S. Custom House project was the $24.2 million interior renovation and restoration of this city-block-sized, 307,238-square-foot, four-story historic structure. The building, on Canal Street in the French Quarter, is a National Historic Landmark and is considered to be the most historically significant building in the city. The renovation focused on preserving the building’s history while also ensuring that it meets today’s top sustainability standards.
Among the more complex scopes of work performed were the modernization and upgrading of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems with new HVAC systems, sprinklers, and fire alarm systems installed throughout the building. We integrated new data, telephone and state-of-the-art security systems.
The renovation was done while the building was occupied, and crews worked with precision and care so as to not endanger or disrupt the tenants and general public and their associated activities, or damage original historic elements.
General Services Administration