Search Influence Moves Headquarters to Central City, New Orleans

October 14th, 2019 by Paula Keller French

We moved on UP-town! After 5 years in our downtown headquarters on Gravier Street, Search Influence has moved our world headquarters just over a mile uptown, where we’ve taken over a 3-story building on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. We’ll be joining the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), Café Reconcile, Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB), and the New Orleans Jazz Market in this recently revitalized area of Central City in New Orleans.

The historic 19th-century building, made up of two townhouses, was once two “Main Street” style storefronts—Lane’s Shoe Store and Mill End Remnants. After many years of exposure to the elements, the building went through a significant rehabilitation in the last decade and was awarded a 2013 Merit Award for Adaptive Reuse by American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Orleans.

1608-1610 dryades 1962 sept 27

1610 och blvd present day

Building history and historical photos courtesy CCWIV Architecture. Present-day photos courtesy of Will Crocker. View the full gallery of historic and present-day images on CCWIV Architecture’s website.

Our new location is just five blocks outside of the Central Business District, so we’re still conveniently located to our downtown clients while making it even more convenient for all our clients and partners to visit our office, thanks to the plethora of free parking near Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

The new building offers a large courtyard and multiple balconies, where we plan to have outdoor collaboration sessions and space for individual work. The ease of access to the outdoors will be cherished with the beautiful fall weather coming up in New Orleans.

“I’m glad Search Influence held out for a space that fits our company culture and workplace dynamics. Exploring our new location will be fun, but I’m most excited about the opportunity to work outside!” says Emily Breaux, Digital Copy Editor.

Courtyard of present day 1610 och blvd

We’ve been very agile in the way we approach our office space throughout our 14-year history. As our business changed over the years and our team size and dynamics have changed, so too did our office needs. The added bonus is that we have the chance to explore the offerings (in particular the restaurants!) of so many different neighborhoods of our city.

Planting new roots in this part of town aligns with our core purpose: We Optimize Potential. We are investing in this developing area in hopes that more businesses will continue to be attracted to this part of town. This is much like our move to Oak Street in 2011 and to Gravier Street in 2015. Each location was early in their revitalization when we made them our home. Both areas are now bustling with new and now well-established businesses that our team was there to support in the early days.

We look forward to welcoming our clients, prospects, and partners to our new space!

Search Influence
1610 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

New office building