The Waveland Business Center anchors the main corner of Coleman Avenue.  The historic civic, shopping and commercial district of Waveland was leveled by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  The Business Center is intended as a catalyst for the redevelopment of Waveland, supporting and nurturing local business, manufacturing and entrepreneurial efforts.

The placement of the building reflects the original urban character of Coleman Avenue.

The traditional building type of an urban marketplace is employed in the design of the structure to promote the use of the building in different and unique ways, at varied times of the day and year, and for multiple civic functions.  The Farmer’s Market returns to Coleman Avenue at the porches and covered spaces between buildings.

Contributing elements for LEED Silver certification include: restoring native plant habitat and providing permeable parking; improving energy performance by 30%; using locally harvested and manufactured materials such as concrete, steel, and roofing; designing for daylighting and views (which also serves retail display needs); and exemplary performance using recycled materials including concrete and steel.


Completed 2012

Program: 10,200 SF enclosed, plus porch, ramps, and civic stair.

Cost: $3,500,000

LEED Silver (Pending)

Project Team:

unabridged Architecture, Architect

Baldauf-Herrin, Structural Engineer

Canon, MEP Engineer

The Landscape Studio, Landscape Architecture

Benchmark, Contractor