The Architectural Committee (AC) is the recommending body charged with preserving, protecting and enhancing the Vieux Carré. The AC is composed of the three Commissioners representing the American Institute of Architects, volunteer architects from the community and may include other Commissioners. Members of the AC serve on a voluntary basis, attending bi-monthly public meetings. The primary role of the AC is to provide comment on design and the technical aspects of an application to:
Preserve the character and quality of the Vieux Carré’s heritage by maintaining the integrity of each property, its character and historic significance
Protect and enhance public and private investment in the Vieux Carré
Promote visual qualities in the environment that bring value to the Vieux Carré
Foster the attractiveness of the Vieux Carré as a place to live, work and visit
At meetings, the AC reviews applications for compliance with these Guidelines. The AC makes recommendations primarily by assessing the historical and architectural appropriateness of the proposed physical changes.