Alumnus firm designs 500th Habitat Home in New Orleans
Since 2001 Bell Architecture of New Orleans has partnered with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) to provide decent, safe and affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families. Bell has created 15 different designs and donated the drawings for 500 new homes, including those in the now iconic Musicians’ Village. The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Spring 2019 magazine ranked Musician’s Village 3rd in its list of the 40 most important, most interesting, and quirkiest American places less than 40 years old. Bell Architecture and NOAHH celebrate the 500th home born of their collaboration at the dedication of the home at 6170 S. Hermes Street in New Orleans on Thursday, August 15 at 11:30 AM.
“Not only has Bell Architecture’s contribution been critical to our success, but their designs have been the inspiration for the designs of several other Habitat affiliates,” says Jim Pate, Former Executive Director of NOAHH.
"NOAHH’s work truly transforms lives, and we are humbled to help them fulfill their mission,” says Michael J. Bell, FAIA (A '83).