2018 Baton Rouge Business Report Design Transformations

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TRANSFORMATIONS HOW DOES A GREAT DESIGN or development project come together? What are the principles, inspirations and techniques that transform a space to optimize both form and function? These are the questions at the heart of our new special advertising section, Transformations. Turn the page to see what some of the best of the best have done to create spaces that add value for their companies, their clients and their community.

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CREATING BEAUTIFUL POOL PROJECTS

JAMES LOYACANO Designer

225.926.1654

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BUYING A SWIMMING POOL is a unique (and often challenging) experience for the average client. Everyone knows how to buy an auto, a home, furnishings, appliances and electronics ... but a swimming pool? That is a completely different, and more complicated product all together. Who do you trust when it comes to subjects of design, size, construction techniques, equipment, circulation and cleaning systems? Not to mention cost! What’s the value of a swimming pool in your back yard, and who determines that value? Everyone has heard the horror stories associated with swimming pool construction, and those stories are not without merit. Our approach is to educate the client as we navigate through the design process. There are tangible steps that can ensure the value, quality and beauty of a swimming pool project, and we feel uniquely qualified to educate our clients in a way that makes them capable of

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taking those precautions. We are available to negotiate on their behalf with swimming pool contractors to ensure these vital steps are taken. Most clients who decide to build a swimming pool project have saved hard-earned money for years to make this dream come true. It is our mission and intention to help protect them through this endeavor. We have designed custom swimming pool projects and settings for over 35 years. Beginning in southern Louisiana and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast we discovered the conservative beauty of the South. Here on the Gulf Coast, in the early 1980s, brick and blue stone settings were the popular, driving influences for many of our clients. Rectangular and Grecian pools dominated the design marketplace. Starting in the mid-’80s our design team was fortunate to begin designing along Southern California’s majestic coastline.

Our clients were located in enclaves such as Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Coto de Caza. The Old Spanish influence as well as the ever-changing demographic of the Pacific coast began to blend with our Gulf Coast designs and we found something special in that combination. Our California clients gave us the ability to expand design ideas in a most unique way. The fusion of these cultures, lifestyles and our design disciplines have allowed us to create truly beautiful swimming pool projects.


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360-DEGREE APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT CREATES PROJECTS WITH LASTING VALUE FOR THE COMMUNITY

BRIAN DANTIN & ROSS BRUCE Partners/Owners

225.302.5488 dantinbruce.com brian@dantinbruce.com

By taking a comprehensive 360-degree approach to real estate development, Dantin Bruce has the ability to find infill land sites and transform them into their highest and best use in today’s market. With a proven ability to create value, their solid reputation and local market knowledge make Dantin Bruce uniquely suited to offer a diverse range of land development solutions. Their portfolio consists of several residential, commercial and multifamily projects. With over $175 million in collective brokerage experience, they deliver on all market analysis, site selection, sales and marketing needs. Dantin Bruce has the market knowledge to distinguish the best use for property, in turn creating more value for every project.

Our industry contacts, solid reputation and ability to take projects from raw land to finished product are what make us stand out. Dantin Bruce is a turnkey company, meaning they work with their consultants from design and planning through construction to deliver their vision on a residential or commercial project.

FEATURED PROJECTS City Farm Before: Wooded area in premier location adjacent to Towne Center. Unsightly property with debris throughout the site. After: City Farm is a neighborhood office park and retail outparcel development featuring a sustainable design in a modern

farmhouse concept, located on Jefferson Highway adjacent to Whole Foods and Towne Center. Valhalla Before: The property was an overgrown 15-acre rural property with three abandoned, blighted homes and exposed power lines. After: Valhalla is an exclusive, gated residential community of 20 estate home sites. All the power lines were placed underground and the silted-in pond has become a scenic water feature.

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FROM L TO R Celie Webre, John Toups and Sierra Chabreck, contributing members of the Frost-Barber Design Team

HARDER WORKING SPACES THAT NOT ONLY LOOK BEAUTIFUL, BUT ALSO WORK SMARTER

DOUG JEHLE

President/CEO 225.926.5000 frost-barber.com djehle@frost-barber.com

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OVER 70 YEARS Frost-Barber has served the Baton Rouge market as a commercial furniture supplier, adapting to the changing business climate. As Louisiana’s largest Steelcase authorized dealer, Frost-Barber provides customers with commercial interior solutions that inspire and engage. Frost-Barber leverages the research-based product offerings of Steelcase and our partners to provide quality installations in corporate, health care, educational and institutional environments. The typical workplace has undergone a transformation in the past several years as companies re-evaluate the needs of their employees. We have seen a shift from private office to workstations to benching. The need to share information and teamwork strategies have led to the shift to open spaces. Collaborative, open and stimulating spaces can be used to motivate employees and are a valuable asset in recruiting and retaining them. With the mobility of the workforce and

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the global marketplace, interaction is a key ingredient. Collaboration tools, through great design, make the world a little smaller. At Frost-Barber, our mission is to provide an experienced, highly trained and professional sales, design and operational staff to our clients in order to understand and satisfy their needs for an efficient and attractive environment in which to work. “The nature of work has changed and work spaces have had to evolve and adapt. As we renovate and design new spaces, we collaborate with our design partners to create harder working spaces that not only look beautiful, but also work smarter and provide a palette of place and palette of posture. We want to help you, Love How You Work,” said John Toups, IIDA, Vice-President of Design.

ABOUT DOUG Doug Jehle is currently the president/CEO of Frost-Barber Inc. of Baton Rouge. Doug has

been married for 38 years to his wife Mary, has one daughter, two grandchildren, three exchange students, one custodial child and, at present, three dogs. He lives in Baton Rouge. Doug is a graduate of LSU, with a B.S., Economics, and a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Doug has held executive positions at Crayola, including president of Asia Pacific Operations, based in Australia, School Specialty, Scholar Craft and Teacher Direct. His experience has given him the perspectives of the market from manufacturer to national distributor to direct marketer. Doug is passionate about his commitment to his customers, employees and our community.


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CUSTOM ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS WITH A PASSION FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP

RICHARD L. OURSO, CKD, CAPS Founder/Owner

225.291.8588 theoldemill.com info@theoldemill.com

We’ve been waiting for this ... 2018 marks a significant benchmark and turning point for me, and for our company. From the first time I arrived at a custom cabinet shop at 16 years old, I became inspired and enchanted by the craftsmanship and details of the trade. This year marks my 40th anniversary handbuilding cabinets, mill work and furniture. My “WHY” for The Olde Mill is to design and build the finest antique architectural options from 100-plus-year-old longleaf pine that is reclaimed wood for beams, shelves, mantels, door headers, frames and posts. Our beams are solidly constructed but much lighter and easier to install. These design options add a warm, classic style that fits most homes and retail and commercial spaces. We are custom designers. Many in the industry are “stock” designers. If it is does not come off a shelf in a cardboard box or from a home center, it does not go in to their designs. We create and build custom architectural designs using a level of craftsmanship

lost in many products manufactured today. Our design practice has expanded far beyond kitchens and baths. We consult on the entire home, either through Ourso Designs or by manufacturing reclaimed and repurposed wood cabinetry, pilasters to divide spaces, and elements that are timeless throughout the home. Our floating shelves have grown in popularity in not only kitchens, but also bathrooms, bedrooms, dens, outdoor spaces and where space is limited but storage is a must. It’s the “hands on” process I enjoy most, working all levels of design in the construction industry, first as a craftsman, then as a designer and now as a manufacturer for five years. We appreciate the home builders, renovators, architects, carpenters, homeowners, designers and those who have given us this opportunity to grow and prosper. They have become our mentors, partners, friends and clients, guiding us into this endeavor with a promising future. We are truly grateful!

ABOUT THE PROJECT This beach retreat was a renovation project for a local family. Every cabinet, beam, floating shelf and window frame was manufactured by The Olde Mill. The client wanted the first-floor parking area to be transformed into a living & kitchen area to reflect the tranquil and elegant feel of their home, and to entertain family and friends. The structural pilings were a design challenge, and we transformed it into one of the most creative features using reclaimed wood cabinetry and mill work at the base and larger, stacked beams at the top to draw the eye upward with a contrasting finish. Big River Construction was our partnering contractor. Marsha Lewis was the interior designer making material selection.

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NEW AMEDISYS HEADQUARTERS EVOKES LIGHT, OPENNESS AND COMPANY VALUES

AMEDISYS REAL ESTATE AND FACILITIES TEAM: Holli Kliebert, Eric Courtade, Georgia Messer, Todd Kelso, Dana Basinger, Sami Watterson 225.292.2031 amedisys.com

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AMEDISYS PRESIDENT AND CEO Paul Kusserow’s vision for the company’s new headquarters was to offer our employees a collaborative, open work environment with plenty of light and lots of energy. The open space makes it easier for employees to interact with each other and enhances the flow of information and teamwork. Colleagues can turn to each other for advice or assistance and interaction is generally more frequent and informal. In addition to work stations, the space features a number of “neighborhoods” for collaborative working and impromptu meetings, and spaces for more private discussions, if needed. Employee feedback was solicited on design, workstations and services offered—such as yoga, mobile car wash, healthy market and dry cleaning. Since Amedisys is in 34 states across the country, the design includes regional

landscapes from the communities it serves, iconic “street signs” such as Broadway and Route 66, and patient photos. The Amedisy values (Service, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Talent) are also prominently displayed.

A COLLABORATIVE AND VIBRANT WORKPLACE Not only did Amedisys want to transform the physical space, it also wanted to transform the way the Baton Rouge team viewed coming to work and how they worked. The building was previously used as a call center and was sectioned off with walls, dark hallways, closed off rooms and was difficult to navigate. The new building features a lot of glass and light throughout the space to visually represent the company’s transparent culture (the few executive offices are all glass and available to any employee to

reserve for meetings when not in use). The building includes a training room to accommodate 100 people, three coffee bars, a wellness room with workout equipment, a large break room with healthy market vending and huge patient photos throughout to connect the corporate team with the company’s mission of taking care of its patients where they most want to be—in the home. In fact, Amedisys has recently leased the space next door for expansion, including moving the Baton Rouge home health and hospice care centers to American Way. It’s a collaborative and vibrant workplace where employees feel excited and energized to work.


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