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.
Architect: AMB2 Architects LLC
Engineer: Carubba Engineering
Design: Summer 2017
Construction: Fall/Winter 2017-2018
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The firm provides architecture, interior, programming and construction administration services for clients in both the public and private sectors. The firm specializes in hospitality, healthcare, higher education and residential design as well. She 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). The firm is recognized for providing attention to construction detailing, thoughtfulness to client’s needs and desires, ensuring life safety measures and delivering high standards from programming through construction administration. The firm also consults for local architecture and civil engineering firms providing quality control, construction detailing, interior design, construction management and specification writing.
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.