DwyerCanal separates the neighborhoods of Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods, located in the city of New Orleans just south of Lake Pontchartrain and immediately west of the Industrial Canal.



Intuition Intuition & Logic was the project civil engineer and Mossop + Michael was the project architect. The design goals were to transform the canal between Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods into a beautiful safe parkway. The design enhanced connectivity between the two neighborhoods while addressing stormwater management and water quality.  The proposed Dwyer Canal design looked at ways to slow stormwater flow in the neighborhood to reduce flooding and to promote natural water filtration for a safer and healthier neighborhood. The design included the creation of a series of walking paths, native plantings, and stormwater quality practices.