ALLEN ESKEW 2018-05-31T17:19:45-05:00

Project Description

THE ICON: Allen Eskew

THE LEGACY: Allen Eskew’s architectural projects have for years dotted New Orleans’ landscape, including the 1984 World’s Fair, the Aquarium of the Americas, the renovated Superdome and Reinventing the Crescent, the project providing access to the Mississippi River to the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods. In addition to being a visionary, Eskew was a collaborator who worked with as many people as possible to come up with designs that everyone would be proud of, said Ron Forman, the Audubon Nature Institute’s president and CEO. He also was a mentor who always helped fledgling architects, fellow architect Wayne Troyer said. In a salute, LSU, his alma mater, described Eskew as a “forever mentor.”

THE ARTIST: Gabriel Flores,

THE INSPIRATION: “He was constantly searching to improve whatever environment he found himself in. … He taught that you could always, with tools and thought, effort and hard work, improve your environment.” — John Eskew, the son of Allen Eskew