Make It Right
John C. Williams Architects is the executive architect for Make It Right, a foundation created by Brad Pitt to rebuild in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. Make It Right was formed after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005 and the goal of the foundation is to build 150 affordable, sustainable houses in one of the hardest-hit areas. As the executive architect for the project, our role is to produce construction documents for each house, work with the local agencies to acquire permits and variances, and oversee the construction process. We act as both the liasion between the internationally acclaimed design architects, the builders, and the homeowners. We manage the LEED for Homes certification process for hte Make It Right houses, achieving LEED Platinum certifications. As the largest community of LEED Platinum homes in the world, Make It Right's success has been acknowledged at the local, national, and global level.