A renovation project located in Port Allen, La. The occupants of the building requested updated office space, safe file storage, and upgraded electrical systems to handle modern technology. Originally built in the 1950’s with a board room added in the 1970’s, the decision was made to place the new construction at the rear of the lot. This allowed work to continue in the existing building during construction and the existing building would be torn down at later date. The client wanted a new building to represent the local landscape and materials which would reflect the work that they do on a daily basis with the Atchafalaya Basin. They also wanted a building that would perform during an emergency. Mougeot Architecture responded by including features such as reclaimed materials, exposed wood beams, natural patterns on the façade of the new office building, a safe room for maps and files, and an emergency generator.