Louisiana Cajun Bayou
DDG was tasked with providing design services for the Bayou Lafourche Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The project consisted of relocating the main entry from the front of the building to the side for immediate access into the visitor’s center itself. The interior work consisted of renovating the two level exhibit space to allow for more exhibits, a reception area, a brochure area, and a secluded conference room. The exhibits (designed and installed by Glen Pitre of Cote Blanche Productions) themselves were designed to match the custom reception desk made of materials native to the area.
Hurricane Ida Renovations + Repairs/Rehabilitation to Pump Stations and Parish Owned Facilities
DDG is responsible for civil engineering, architecture, H+H modeling (pump stations only) and survey services to Lafourche Parish Government to assist in the repairs and renovations needed from the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Emergency pump station rehabilitation and repairs are required for Bayou Boeuf School, Rodrigue 8, Point Aux Chene (Timberland), and Zeller. The parish-owned facilities that need renovations are the Galliano Health Unit, Thibodaux Health Unit, Raceland Show Barn Ag Complex, 6 parish field offices, and the old jail in Thibodaux.
Services: Civil Engineering, Architecture, H+H Modeling (pump stations only), Survey
Lafourche Parish Community Center
DDG was contracted by LPG for full architectural design and site civil to design a new community and recreation center in Lockport, LA. The building is a 15,000 square foot multipurpose facility which is currently under construction with a budget of $4 million. The main gym space can accommodate high school regulation volleyball and basketball with seating for 300 people. In a cross-court arrangement, there will be two regulation volleyball courts with seating for 150 people and two practice basketball courts without seating. A full-service catering kitchen will also be provided, and the structure will have emergency power to run the entire facility. The center will be able to handle local club meetings as well. This project is being funded by the Louisiana Recovery Authority because of Hurricane Gustav.
Services: Architecture, Civil Engineering
Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter
DDG is providing architectural and civil engineering services for the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter Project. Our team has designed a new and larger facility to assist the parish in creating a welcoming environment for animals in search of their forever home. DDG's design team hopes the modern and updated facility will provide comfort for animals and increase the adoption rate.
Services: Architecture, Civil Engineering
Home Elevation Program Project
DDG assisted LPG in the management of a FEMA Mitigation Grant Program for the elevation of 13 homes located throughout the parish. This includes assisting the parish with relaying program requirements and processes to homeowners, coordination of contractors for cost proposal review and compliance, coordination of all parties involved for document executive, site visits, pay request review, and coordination with FEMA/GOHSEP representatives throughout the project.
Services: Civil Engineering
Rienzi + Coulon Canals Modeling Study
The Rienzi / North Canal Drainage Basin includes approximately +/- 1,900 acres of land. Due to drainage issues, the North Lafourche Drainage District requested DDG to investigate and determine areas of deficiency that need to be addressed for overall efficiency. DDG’s survey team provided additional investigations of the drainage area. DDG’s civil team used the information collected to better define the drainage patterns and make recommendations by greatest necessity and cost expectations.
Services: Civil Engineering, H+H Modeling, Survey
Abby Road Drainage Improvements
LPG approached DDG to design a subsurface drainage system along Abby Road in Thibodaux. DDG conducted a hydraulic analysis and investigation of the area to determine the most cost-efficient culverts to sufficiently convey the storm water. Based on the analysis and the needs of parish, double barrel culverts were installed in the existing drainage ditches to resolve the inadequate conveyance of storm water. DDG sized the required culverts based on the hydraulic analysis and prepared construction documents for the required improvements.
Services: Civil Engineering, Survey