Building Green

Storm Resistant Features

Make It Right Foundation founder Brad Pitt promised the residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward that he would help build back their neighborhood stronger and safer than it was before Hurricane Katrina. That’s why all of the homes designed and built for Make It Right, including this illustrative house designed by the Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake Associates, feature a suite of storm resistant features, materials and building processes to help the residents, homes and community survive the next natural disaster. Click on the showcased features to learn more.

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Increased Durability
Kellet Lumber
1600 L & A Road
Metairie, LA 70001
Toll Free: 800.725.2176
Phone: 504.831.4155

Pervious Concrete
3320 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504.834.3341

Rooftop Access
Attic Windows:
Jefferson Windows & Doors
1227 First Avenue
Harvey, LA 70058
Phone: 504.340.2471
Fax: 504.348.4187

Escape Hatches:
Waldo Brothers
721 Papworth Ave. #207
Metairie, LA 70005-4295
Phone: 504.834.8456

Hurricane Window Fabric
Montgomery & Associates, Inc.
317 Burgundy St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.585.1410


Benefiting the Whole Community
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The first book to document the progress of the Make It Right Foundation‚ efforts to rebuild in New Orleans‚ Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina is now available. Read More
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