Bancroft Master Plan
New Orleans, LA


Post-Katrina, SCNZ Architects worked with developers and longtime residents of Bancroft Drive to develop a cohesive re-development plan for the street. The Master Plan involved blending coastal vernacular and indigenous architectural styles for new residences to replace the destroyed homes. SCNZ developed terraced front yards to accommodate raising the new houses above BFE. This minimized the height of the stairs leading to the homes, kept the houses from appearing to hover above the landscape, and provided a sidewalk edged by sitting height masonry retaining walls and landscaped planting areas. Other features included accent pavers at crosswalks and a new gatehouse entrance for the street.