Wayne Troyer
Wayne Troyer / Photo courtesy Wayne Troyer
Pitot House, 1964
Pitot House, 1964 / Courtesy Dan Leyrer
New Orleans Museum of Arts
New Orleans Museum of Arts / Courtesy Wikipedia
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden / Courtesy NOMA
Gallery Bienvenu
Gallery Bienvenu / Courtesy Gallery Bienvenu
Gallery Bienvenu
Arthur Roger Gallery / Courtesy Arthur Roger Gallery

Wayne Troyer, AIA, is an architect who embraces design as an active process of communication within a framework of collaboration and exploration. Wayne has practiced architecture in New Orleans for the over twenty-five years in a variety of settings. Established in 1992, Wayne Troyer Architects is an award-winning practice that has received numerous honors for design excellence.

Best New Architecture
The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Tulane University
'The LBC received an AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Project Award in 2008 and a 2009 National AIA Honor Award. The renovation illustrates the benefits of sustainable design through the reuse of structure and advanced programming strategies with high performance building technologies.'

Best Historic Architecture
Pitot House
“Located along Bayou St. John, this 18th Century structure is a classic example of a Creole colonial plantation. The furnishings are all of the period allowing visitors to experience the feel of life before central air conditioning.”

Best 'Off-the-Beaten-Path' Architecture
“There are several exceptional homes from the early 1960's on Park Island that Albert Ledner designed. His work is a creative and a singular expression that combines his experience at Taliesion, his curiosity about his clients individuality, and his love for invention. He design project around the country including the O'Toole Building and the current Maritime Hotel in New York. He renovated his own house on Bellaire Drive after the flood of 2005 and still lives there today.”

Best Museums and Galleries
Contemporary Arts Center
“The CAC is the anchor for modern art in the warehouse district. It's current show highlights it's founding members ("the elders") in work from from 35 years ago and today.”

Arthur Roger Gallery
“Some of New Orleans' most prominent artists are regularly exhibited at this gallery on Julia Street. Arthur has a keen eye and personal insights into the city's contemporary art culture.”

Taylor Bercier
“A wonderful collection of artist from around the country with a speciality of works on paper. The owners of this French Quarter gallery are a delight.”

Gallery Bienvenu
“Located on Julia Street, Gallery Bienvenu represents contemporary art by emerging and mid-career American and International artist.”

New Orleans Museum of Arts and Sculpture Garden
“NOMA is the city's oldest fine arts institution .In addition to the Museum's fine collection of 18th and 19th French and American art, it has an expanding 20th century and contemporary collection and outstanding photography collection. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is one of New Orleans treasures with an international collection.”

Best Drinking, Dining, and Shopping
Dick and Jenny's
“This restaurant is operated out of an old creole cottage which contributes to it's casual feel and the food is always exceptional. The staff is friendly and knowledgable and the music is always a compliment to experience. No need for reservations just stop by and get a drink while you wait.”

“Donald Link is one of New Orleans's most celebrated chefs. Located on the St. Charles street car line, the food is always delicious and served in a contemporary setting. Donald's also operates Cochon in the Warehouse district, with Chef Stephen Stryjewski (good luck getting in!).”

“Consistently one of New Orleans's best restaurants. John Harris, the owner and chef, has been nominated for the James Beard Award for the last two years. John's food is elegant and sophisticated without being pretentious.”

Martinique Bistro
“One of the best courtyards in New Orleans for outdoor dining. Seasonal menus offer an eclectic mix of Creole New Olreans' and bistro classics.”

Meauxbar Bistro
“Located on the edge of the French Quarter, Meauxbar is a modern bistro that has a strong local following offering seasonal selections and classic French dishes.”

“The shops around the 2000 block Magazine Street represents a great sampling of local artisans, sort after antiques at Bush Antiques or Trashy Diva:, eco green designer wares at Spruce Eco-Studio, and some alluring fashions for men and women like jewelry at Go Go Borgerding. Stop in at Juan's Flying Burrito for great frozen patron margritas and grab one as you walk around in a to-go cup. (They have great food too!) Or for those interested in a little drive for the best fried catfish, check out Middendorf's”.