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Planning for Growth

Our planning process facilitates broad community outreach, key stakeholder inclusion, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Through interactive workshops, we explore multiple development options to derive an optimal planning direction. We craft compelling strategic visions that address both current needs and long-term growth, and serve as effective catalysts for sustainable growth patterns.

Planning Leaders

Rex Cabaniss, AIA, AICP

As Planning Director, Rex focuses on smart growth planning efforts for developer, institutional, municipal, and university clients. He has extensive experience producing development codes, design guidelines, and master plan documents that address community, campus, and urban planning issues at all scales.

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Planning Projects

Project Name Year
Loxley City Center
VATAN Mixed-Use Development
Biloxi Convention District Master Plan
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Viking Drive
Baton Rouge Health District
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, Patient Tower Expansion
Baton Rouge General, Ascension Neighborhood Hospital 2019
Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge 2019
Baton Rouge General, Burn Center Roof Garden 2021
Beach-Side Commercial Square
Primary Care Collaborative
Baton Rouge General, Center for Health
Plank Road Civic Center and Food Hub
Sherman Balhoff Orthodontics
Natchitoches Sports and Recreation Park 2020
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Cancer Institute
St. Martin Hospital
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Women's Clinic
Sanova Dermatology
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Wellness Center
LSU Health New Orleans, Interim Hospital Repurpose
International School
Sybil Park
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, Patient Tower Renovation
Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet Medical Office Building
Pennington Biomedical Research Center - LSU, Clinical Research Building
Pennington Biomedical Research Center - LSU, Basic Sciences Building
North Oaks Health, Cafeteria Renovation
Lakeshore Town Center
Film Studio Concept
North Oaks Health, Expansion
New Orleans East Hospital
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, Emergency & Surgery Expansion
Orthopedic Plaza, Bone and Joint Clinic
North Oaks Health, Medical Clinic
Baton Rouge General, Hybrid OR
Mississippi Gold Coast Master Plan
Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet Campus Expansion
Downtown Baton Rouge Wayfinding Signage 2007
Perkins Plaza
Our Lady of the Lake Perkins Road Plaza, Baton Rouge Clinic

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Learn more about WHLC partner and design director Rex Cabaniss

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Thibodaux Regional recently celebrated the grand opening of their outdoor sports complex. WHLC was excited to be a part of the transformative project.

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WHLC's Infrastructure Implementation Plan for the Baton Rouge Health District is named one of three "Atomic Projects that will Bond Baton Rouge in a Decade"

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