May 17, 2019
The Dual Brand Springhill Suites and Towneplace Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street was recently honored at the Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation by the Louisiana Landmarks Society. Honored at Hotel Peter and Paul alongside a wide variety of renovation and rehabilitation projects throughout the city, this former ODECO oil and gas office building was converted into a Dual Brand Hotel in 2018. Congratulations to the project team and all the winners on this accomplishment!
March 27, 2019
At Campo Architects, we have some outstanding employees on our team. Each month, we’ll be turning the spotlight on one of our team members responsible for bringing our designs to life. Get to know Job Captain, Sergio Gonzalez.
1. What is your favorite part about your job?
Having the opportunity to modify habitats for people - hopefully for the better. I also enjoy developing a skill that allows me to envision a space or a series of interconnected spaces to fit the needs of people. Executing a vision where there was nothing, or where there was a different function is very cool and rewarding.
2. Who influenced your decision to pursue a career in architecture?
My dad. Even though he’s not an architect, as a child he would he show me drawings of a small apartment that he was intending to build. I remember seeing these drawings with top-side views of where things were going to be built where there was nothing and I found it fascinating.
3. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
Air. Jokes aside, I can’t choose just one. I really enjoy picnics, bicycling, and parks - all with my family. If I had to be specific, it would be outdoor family time.
4. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Having fully renovated a 100 year old single shotgun house with the majority of the work done by me, my wife and friends. The house is small, but every square inch is crafted to fit our needs.
5. How do you think architecture will change in the future?
I think architecture will become more manufactured, more modular. This will likely help produce living units at a faster pace to meet a growing demand, while reducing the astronomical costs that the current generation of young adults is currently facing. I also believe that the upcoming population is falling out of love with big houses, so this will probably translate to living units with more functionality, coupled with a reduced footprint. After all, what’s better than spending some outdoor time with family and friends, rather than cleaning a bunch rooms that no one ever uses?
6. What is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
In an urban setting: Cartagena, Colombia. I fell in love with the extremely colorful Spanish colonial architecture of the historic downtown, and how it still feels authentic (from a community standpoint, people living/studying/working there), despite being an immense touristic attraction itself. In a natural setting: the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina. While traversing the Andes on the road between Argentina and Chile, the views are just incredible, and millions of years in the making! It’s easy to pull the car over and wander off to explore a hill or a stream and sit on a rock to absorb the peace and quiet. It’s a great way to decompress and disconnect.
February 20, 2019
Get an insider look into the incredible vision and journey to repurpose the historic Plant Riverside in Savannah!
December 7, 2018
At Campo Architects, we have some outstanding employees on our team. Each month, we’ll be turning the spotlight on one of our team members responsible for bringing our designs to life. Get to know Project Manager, Amy Finklea.
1. What first inspired you to pursue a career in architecture? Did you have any mentors that encouraged you?
I actually started out majoring in Interior Design for one quarter. My college advisor recommended that I switch over to Architecture based on my work product and ethic.
2. How do you like to spend your free time?
I love spending time with family. My other hobbies include photography and painting.
3. What has been your favorite project to work on so far?
I would have to say the Dillard Camphor/Hartzel dormitories. Not for its outstanding Architectural design, but rather for the learning experience I encountered on the project. This project occurred at a pivotal point in my career and I learned so much from it.
4. What advice would you give others considering a career in architecture?
Architecture is not for the faint of heart. This is something John mentions often and it’s true. It takes dedication and hard work. What you learn in school barely scratches the surface of what Architecture is as a profession.
5. Share a few things on your “bucket list” with us.
My bucket list needs revamping. Get married…check. Buy a house…check. Start a family…check. After starting a family, I haven’t had much time to think about what’s next on the bucket list other than survive. Kids are so much fun!
November 16, 2018
We got into the spirit of the holidays this week with our annual Thanksgiving Potluck lunch. Everyone whipped up some of their holiday specialties and enjoyed a terrific meal with friends and colleagues. Special to thanks to everyone who contributed!
November 14, 2018
Campo’s Director of Interior Design, Mary Gilmore, AIA, NCIDQ, recently attended the Boutique Design Trade Fair (BDNY) in New York. Highlights included education sessions about the latest trends and products in the hospitality industry and an exhibitor hall with a selection of design elements for interiors.
November 8, 2018
Progress on the historic project, Plant Riverside District in Savannah is making great strides. This 4.5 acre riverfront entertainment district will have over 670,000 sq ft of entertainment and hospitality space, along with three luxury hotels. Check out the video for the latest updates!
October 31, 2018
At Campo Architects, we have some outstanding employees on our team. Each month, we’ll be turning the spotlight on one of our team members responsible for bringing our designs to life. Get to know Bryan Bradshaw, an Architectural Designer.
1. Who influenced your decision to pursue a career in architecture?
My high school nurse gave me my first architecture book about Antoni Gaudí after she saw some of the art that I was making in my sculpture classes. I had very little knowledge of architecture and she opened my eyes to a wide range of possibilities of things that can be achieved through architectural design.
2. What is your favorite part about your job?
Learning little details about the differences in the layout and functions of spaces from brand to brand. Since starting to work at Campo, I now look at hospitality buildings from a different perspective. As a hotel guest, your experience is curated in many ways depending on your reason for entering (just for the bar, overnight stay, meeting, fitness, pool, etc). I have gained more appreciation for certain design decisions that I notice in the hotels that I engage with.
3. Do you have any hidden talents?
I can play the trumpet and guitar.
4. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Playing soccer, rugby, and metal fabrication/sculpture projects.
5. How do you think architecture will change in the next 10 years?
I think that in the next 10 years architecture will be even more focused on sustainable design. The construction/building industry heavily impacts our environment, so I think that designers and architects will be encouraged even more to design responsibly with respect to that impact on how the decisions we make on a singular building affect a larger contextual environment.
October 30, 2018
Congratulations to Kayleigh Bruentrup on passing the final exam to receive her NCIDQ certification. She is now eligible to receive her Interior Design license! The NCIDQ Certification is the leading national interior design professional certifying organization. The three-part exam tests interior designers’ knowledge of core competencies required for professional practice. Her commitment to professional development is invaluable and dedication to the industry will only contribute to the firm’s continued success. Congratulations on this momentous occasion!
September 28, 2018
Congratulations to Mary Gilmore, AIA NCIDQ for receiving the Emerging Professional Award at the AIA Louisiana 75th Annual Anniversary Gala last night.
The award, presented by AIA Louisiana, recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.
September 27, 2018
At Campo Architects, we have some outstanding employees on our team. Each month, we’ll be turning the spotlight on one of our team members responsible for bringing our designs to life. Get to know Kayleigh Bruentrup, an Architectural Designer in our Interior Design department.
How would you describe your style?
My style is a mix of chic glam and eclectic modern.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is getting to see my ideas come to life in built work. Seeing an idea go from paper to something tangible is an incredible feeling.
If you could go anyplace in the world, where would it be?
I am planning a trip to Japan for next year and I am super excited because I have never been. I also want to go to Morocco, New Zealand, Iceland/Norway/Finland/Sweden, Patagonia, and India.
What is something people are surprised to learn about you?
I have three middle names.
What advice would you give to aspiring designers?
Design inspiration is everywhere, but don’t forget to keep up with current trends and recently built projects to stay sharp.
What would you most love to design?
I would love to design a cat cafe!
August 27, 2018
Campo Architects, Marriott, Core Construction, and Guidry Enterprises celebrated a major milestone in the construction of Residence Inn on St. Charles Avenue. The event signified the first new construction of a high-rise hotel in New Orleans in over a decade. The topping out ceremony celebrated the placement of the final steel beam, signifying the next stage of the construction process. We’re proud to have partnered with industry leaders on this monumental project and are looking forward to seeing the completed project!
August 20, 2018
Campo Architects is excited to have been a part of the Women for A Better New Orleans Inaugural Luncheon.
It’s an honor to share the occasion with so many brilliant minds. Let’s keep moving the “City of Yes” forward!
July 30, 2018
Campo Architects and other local firms spent a night competing in the highly anticipated AIA New Orleans 5th Annual Bowling Tournament. Teams competed for awards including best team name, best team outfit, best score, and the ultimate prize – The “Splitzker” Trophy. Thank you to AIA New Orleans and all the members who make this event such a success each year! Check out the gallery of all the fun below!
June 26, 2018
Campo Associate AIA members Bryan Bradshaw and Isabelle Gizinski recently traded the Big Easy for the Big Apple to attend the 2018 AIA conference in New York City. Together with 26,000 other Architecture professionals from around the world, they attended discussion groups, networked with former connections and classmates, and got a first look at the new industry products at the Architecture Expo. Highlights included Keynotes at Radio City Music Hall, lectures by industry leaders, and countless tours of New York City architecture and landmarks!
May 9, 2018
Vue Nola has been quoted on Yelp to be one of the "coolest" rooftop bars! Read more about it below!
April 24, 2018
Campo is excited about the continued progress of the Power Plant Riverside building. See construction updates below!
March 28, 2018
Check out the construction progress on Campo's Power Plant Riverside in Savannah!
March 2, 2018
Campo Architects was honored to speak at Tulane's Career Day. We enjoyed meeting everyone and are excited about our community's emerging young architects.
January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! Campo is excited for 2018. And we can't wait for the opening of the Threefoot Building in Meridian, Mississippi later this year.
December 26, 2017
The Troubador Hotel located in the Central Business District was recognized by Architectural Products for its innovation in a high-performance curtainwall system that met the strict standards of the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service Standards for Rehabilitation.
November 10, 2017
Looking for something to do on this beautiful Friday? Check out Campo Architect's design at The Monkey Board at The Tapestry Collection. And coming soon, look for Campo's newly designed rooftop bar Vue NOLA at the Springhill & Towne Place Suites by Marriott
November 8, 2017
Campo Architects accepts the Bricks & Mortar Award for The Troubadour at the 41st Annual Preservation Awards.
November 7, 2017
October 31, 2017
September 28, 2017
Campo Architects is thrilled to be part of Canstruction 2017!
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September 15, 2017
We’re excited to see our latest adaptive re-use project coming to life on Canal Street. The former UNO building, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is being transformed into a dual-branded hotel containing a SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites (not to mention an awesome rooftop bar!). The project also includes one of the first storm water retention strategies implemented in a high-rise building in downtown New Orleans!
August 31, 2017
Preserve Louisiana has announced its award recipients for the 41st Annual Preservation Awards, and The Troubadour has received a Bricks & Mortar Award. Campo is proud to have been the architect for this project.
July 12, 2017
The Campo team is excited about today's opening of the Elyton Hotel! This hotel is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection and features a rooftop restaurant and bar called Moonshine. Check out the link below for more images of the beautiful new hotel.
June 19, 2017
The Campo team can't get enough of the rooftop bar at the Troubadour. It's always nice to see a project completed, and it's even nicer to be able to enjoy the space we helped create.
April 13, 2017
Campo is excited about the historic renovation of the Landmark Hotel in Urbana, Illinois.
March 24, 2017
Seeing a project take shape is always exciting. Check out the construction progress on Plant Riverside in Savannah here: https://youtu.be/yXZPoROfQK0
March 23, 2017
Check out "One Poetic Stay," a review of The Troubadour (accompanied by some lovely photos). The buzz surrouding the hotel continues to grow, as people from near and far discover this unique spot to stay, eat, and drink. Campo is proud to have been part of a project that contributes to the CBD's growth and reputation as a destination for fun as well as business.
March 13, 2017
Campo team member Mary Gilmore weighs in on a unique piece of New Orleans architecture:
March 6, 2017
The recipients of the 2017 Louisiana Landmarks Society Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation have been announced, and The Troubadour is among them. Campo is proud to have been the Architect of Record for this project.
January 23, 2017
The outlook for historic hotel performance is strong. To find out why, read the article linked here:
January 10, 2017
Happy New Year! Arne Sorenson shares his greeting for the new year in the link below:
Campo is excited that Mr. Sorenson mentions the groundbreaking ceremony for the Plant Riverside JW Marriott project in Savannah, Georiga, in his letter. We look forward to continuing our work on this project in the new year.
December 9, 2016
One of Campo Architects' specialties is adaptive reuse, and we are pleased that two of our adaptive reuse projects are featured in this article about landmarks transformed into hotels, with the help of historic tax credits:
Campo recently completed the Fairfield Inn & Suites in New Orleans, LA, mentioned in the article, and we are proud to be a part of the in-progress Plant Riverside project in Savannah, GA.
December 8, 2016
The Plant Riverside development ground breaking ceremony made the Savannah news! Watch here:
December 7, 2016
The ground breaking for an exciting and unique Kessler Collection development is taking place this afternoon. Campo is proud to be a part of this project!
November 17, 2016
Congratulations to the newly elected 2017 AIA New Orleans Board. Campo's own Janina Scalfano will serve as an AIA Louisiana State Delegate in the coming year.
November 10, 2016
Don't miss this chance to enter to win a two-night stay at The Troubadour by Joie de Vivre in downtown New Orleans! Campo is proud to be the architect for this project.
November 7, 2016
Check out The New Orleans Agenda newsletter that discusses our recently opened project, the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Baronne. Then go check out the hotel bar, 346 BLU.
October 28, 2016
Congratulations to Campo's 1600 Canal project team for receiving approval from the City Planning Commission for the first Storm Water Management Plan within a Historic High-Rise Building for Downtown New Orleans! We are excited to see the system's installation take place.
October 27, 2016
Campo Architects is pleased to attend the Preservation Matters IV Symposium. We look forward to continuing our efforts toward the historic preservation of our cities.
October 19, 2016
The Troubadour by Joie de Vivre hotels, one of Campo's projects in downtown New Orleans, was mentioned in this month's issue of Hospitality Design magazine, along with some other cool New Orleans hotels. The Campo team is excited to see the Troubadour open later this year.
October 14, 2016
Campo had a spontaneous photo shoot during our Friday lunch outing.
October 7, 2016
Take a look at this year's list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, which focuses on historic sites in urban areas. The preservation of these culturally diverse sites is key during this period of urban growth.
September 28, 2016
Our recently opened project, a Fairfield Inn & Suites in the historic Interstate Electric Building on Baronne Street, is the subject of this Curbed New Orleans article:
See some pictures from the ribbon cutting ceremony for the hotel below!
September 26, 2016
Here's a look at the New Orleans hotel boom. Keep an eye out for multiple Campo projects mentioned and quotes from our principal, John Campo.
Projects mentioned in the article:
September 22, 2016
The new Fairfield Inn and Suites in downtown New Orleans is now open! The Campo team had fun attending the ribbon cutting for our project yesterday.
September 20, 2016
Our Studio Director was able to swing by AIA National to see the display of the 10 Years, 10 Stories project that she worked on with some talented folks from Campo and other New Orleans architecture firms. Congrats again to the team for winning the AIA Louisiana Professional Achievement award!
September 19, 2016
Check out the details of The Troubadour, located in the New Orleans Central Business District. Opening soon!
September 14, 2016
Campo Architects is looking forward to the opening of our project, Fairfield Inn & Suites at 346 Baronne. It has been a pleasure to work with New Castle Hotels & Resorts on this historic renovation project.
September 12, 2016
Campo team members Mary Gilmore, Janina Scalfano, and Miriam Salas, along with members of other New Orleans architecture firms, contributed to the "10 Years - 10 Stories, Architecture of Recovery" exhibit, which won them the AIA Louisiana Professional Achievement Award! Congratulations to the entire team for their hard work.
September 6, 2016
Campo is pleased to be working on both projects mentioned in this Curbed NOLA article:
September 2, 2016
Campo can't wait for our project at 1111 Gravier to open so we can try its new restaurant and bars!
September 1, 2016
Campo Architects is proud to be working on another project with Ascent Hospitality: the rehabilitation of the historic Bishop Parker Building in Montgomery, Alabama.
August 30, 2016
Campo is excited to work with Ascent Hospitality to rehabilitate the historic Threefoot Building in Meridian, Mississippi.
August 24, 2016
Check out the views from the Empire Building! Campo is converting this historic building into an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott.
August 17, 2016
Campo is proud to have team members who are involved in the Project Pipeline program. Sergio Gonzalez, Communications Director of NOMA Louisiana (National Organization of Minority Architects) and Job Captain here at Campo, volunteered for the fifth annual Architecture and Design Justice Summer Camp hosted NOMA Louisiana:
Campo team members Rhett Parker, Olivia Pontiff, Janina Scalfano, and Mary Gilmore participated as mentors in Project Pipeline workshops during 2015 and 2016.
August 12, 2016
The Campo Team is excited about the Architecture and Design Film Festival happening here in New Orleans this weekend! Films are showing at the Broad Theatre and the Carver Theatre, August 11th through the 13th.
Check out the schedule here:
August 9, 2016
Campo Architects is proud to be the architect for the historic renovation of the Empire Hotel, mentioned in this article:
July 21, 2016
July 20, 2016
Members of Campo Architects engaged in the Sustainability Series Lecture last week at the AIA Design Center. Great presentation about the city's stormwater management policies, which we are incorporating into several new projects.
July 18, 2016
Campo Architects is excited about the new Joie de Vivre Hotel in the New Orleans Central Business District:
July 15, 2016
The Moxy in the New Orleans Central Business District has received approval from the City Council. Campo Architects would like to thank our clients Lorraine and Barry Dinvaut for their perseverance and patience throughout this arduous entitlement process.
June 30, 2016
Check out this article about recent growth and development in the New Orleans Central Business District:
Three of our projects can be found on the map in the article:
Marriott Dual-Branded Hotel
June 23, 2016
Campo Architects enjoys working with New Castle Hotels and Resorts, featured in this article:
June 16, 2016
Campo Architects is proud to be a part of the historic Georgia Power Plant project in Savannah, mentioned in this article from Preservation Posts, the online journal of the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
May 23, 2016
John T. Campo invited to Historic Rehabilitation Lunch Discussion in Baton Rouge, LA
As part of Louisiana's Culture Connection 2016, Lt. Governor Nungesser, whose office oversees the State Division of Historic Preservation, will be gathering with several historic rehabilitation developers and other leaders from the industry to discuss the contributions to economic development that historic projects are making throughout the state of Louisiana and the importance of the state historic rehabilitation tax credit.
John Campo is honored to be a part of this lunch discussion and looks forward to sharing Campo Architects' success with historic rehabilitation projects over the last 30 years.
September 29, 2015
Campo Architects receives an AIA Louisiana Merit Award!
January 21, 2015
Campo Architects is now hiring!
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 17, 2014
Campo Holiday Party
September 16, 2014
Campo Architects' project recognized as the first of its kind in U.S.:
July 25, 2014
AIA Bowling Tournament
Looking back... Dillard Student Union receives recognition