Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University, 2001



Juan Lara is a versatile addition to Williams Architects. He has worked on commercial spaces such as City Park Amusements, Walk On’s, and the Foundry. His specialty is adaptive reuse, which he has brought to residential spaces like 1201 Baronne Street, where he worked on converting an existing historic structure into condominiums along with the addition of a new two story building with four additional condo units. Juan is also working on the renovation to 411 Bourbon Street, including coordinating with state and local agencies to obtain approval. Juan’s one-on-one approach with agencies such as VCC and Fire Marshall extends to his approach to client engagement, where he strives to listen, understand, communicate, and implement. He is respectful to the client’s ideas and approach to both the business and romantic sides of architecture. With that in mind, Juan hopes his adaptive work helps preserve New Orleans’ unique history and gives New Orleanians more opportunities to experience that history.


Recent Projects:

• City Park Amusements - New Orleans, LA

• Middendorf's Restaurant - New Orleans, LA

• The Foundry - New Orleans, LA

• Walk On's - New Orleans, LA

• Happy's Irish Pub - New Orleans, LA