Buildings & Grounds

The Department of Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the oversight of City and Parish infrastructure-related functions and buildings such as public building maintenance, which also includes maintenance of the prison and the River Center, City- and Parish-owned parking garages, and architectural services.


The Administration Division provides support for all the divisions within the Department of Buildings and Grounds.

Architectural Services Division

The Architectural Services Division provides design, project, and construction-management services for public facilities, including new construction and major renovations and feasibility studies, all within the City-Parish. This division is responsible for the preparation of contracts and specifications for services and procurement, and oversees construction from engineering and architect selection through construction phases to project close-out. 

Typical projects include expansion, compliance and continued preservation, fire stations, police and prison work, libraries, animal control, as well as other miscellaneous support for over 250 non-profit facilities. Architectural Services is also a cooperative contributor on several grant projects.

To discuss construction projects on buildings owned by the city-parish, call 225-389-4694.

Public Building Maintenance Division

The Public Building Maintenance Division is responsible for the overall maintenance and custodial operations for all structure-related functions of City-Parish fixed assets.

For questions about maintenance or work orders on city-parish buildings, call 225-389-3168.

Public Building Maintenance – Prison

The Public Building Maintenance - Prison Division is responsible for the overall maintenance of the Parish Prison.

The Prison Division's contact number is 224-389-3168.

Priority Building Improvements

This non-departmental budget includes funding for the payment of costs associated with major building repair needs for various City-Parish departments and agencies.