Design Team

Our Design Team


Lee Ledbetter Architects, New Orleans
Project Team: Lee H. Ledbetter, Principal; Richard G. Fullerton, Principal; Karri Maggio, Nichole Chauvin, Caroline Kwong

Landscape Architects

Sawyer/Berson Architecture and Landscape Architecture, LLP, New York
Project Team: J. Brian Sawyer, Principal; Tim Orlando, Associate/Project Manager; Justin Fulweiler, Tricia Alvez, Andrea Flamenco, Sarah Porter, Anthony Polito, Carmen Gonzales

Lighting Designer

Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, New York

Civil S.M.E.P. Engineers

Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., New Orleans Huseman Wang Consulting Engineers, Metairie, La.

Geotechnical Engineer
Gore Engineering, Metairie, La.

Consulting Arborist
Bayou Tree Service, New Orleans

General Contractor
Gibbs Construction, Harahan, La.

Landscape Contractor
Oasis Horticultural Services, Jefferson, La.

Electrical Contractor
Frischhertz Electric, New Orleans


Lee Ledbetter Architects, New Orleans
Lee Ledbetter founded Lee Ledbetter architects in 1996 following professional associations with Michael Graves, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Gwathmey-Siegel and Robert A.M. Stern. Richard Fullerton joined the firm in 1997 and shortly thereafter became a principal. In addition to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for New Orleans Museum of Art, the firm has undertaken residential projects in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, New York, and the Bahamas; commercial projects in New Orleans, Houston, and Colorado Springs; and institutional projects in New Orleans for Loyola University and Tulane University. The projects for Loyola University include campus master plans and a new Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Landscape Architects

Sawyer/Berson Architecture And Landscape Architecture, New York
Brian Sawyer founded Brian Sawyer Design in 1996 and was later joined by John Berson to form Sawyer/Berson with the purpose of uniting the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture. Both Mr. Sawyer and Mr. Berson were associates at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York City prior to establishing their partnership. Mr. Sawyer was the associate in charge of the landscape architecture department at Robert A.M. Stern Architects and had previously worked for the Central Park Conservancy in New York City.