Michael Rouchell


Michael Rouchell

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, I went to Tulane University and received my bachelor of architecture degree in 1989, and have been a licensed architect in the State of Louisiana since 1994. I am currently employed with John C. Williams Architects, LLC and have been employed there for 20 years. I am interested in historic preservation and have participated in numerous preservation battles including the fight to save the Rivergate Convention Center, which was demolished to make way for the land based casino, and more recently the struggle to preserve the Mid City neighborhood by advocating the renovation of Old Charity Hospital.

I perhaps was introduced to Louise Martin by Bill Borah during the fight to prevent an Albertson’s Grocery store in Central City. When Felicity Redevelopment was first started, Louise Martin commissioned me to do drawings for the stabilization and reconstruction of 1149 Carondelet Street, a building whose rear portion collapsed and the city was ready to completely demolish. Later, I did some drawings for 1201 Carondelet Street, a house that was moved to make way for the planned grocery store in Central City that never was built.

In 2002, I purchased 1200 Baronne Street from Felicity Street Redevelopment Project, and have resided there since 2009 after several years of intermittent renovation work. I became a board member in 2011.