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New Orleans Airlift is housed in the former Met Fab shop, with facilities for carpentry, welding, masonry, mold-making and many other capabilities for artists and builders. Our unique design and fabrication studio is unlike any other in the region.

Headed by our Lead Engineer Christian Repaal, the Atelier accepts jobs from corporate, commercial, artistic, and institutional clients. Christian’s specialty is working with artists and clients to realize their plans and dreams – as a crucial part of Airlift, he directs all of our major builds, and ensures the structural integrity of our Village.

Contact Christian for more information or visit

Clients include:
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Contemporary Art Center (CAC)
City of New Orleans
Prospect Biennial
Artists including: Swoon, Jennifer Odem, Christopher Saucedo

New Orleans Airlift has 9 years of experience creating events, video shoots, casting and talent buying for partners such as GOOD Magazine/ Google, Microsoft/ 1MSQFT & Mother, Solange, Amanda Palmer & more.


Client: FAIT NOLA plant design studio. We transformed this truck into a mobile display and solarium using reclaimed cypress & other specialty wood.

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Client: Van Wyck & Van Wyck / Solomon Group / Conwill Family
Location: Sugar Mill

Peter Pan debutante ball with custom pirate ship, walkways, and alligator pond.

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Previous Projects

fabricated by Christian Repaal

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ccc4c1cb45e8ceb1e2b23106531028a5.jpgOne of many Swoon installations



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