Case Study

Wampold Companies

Bayonne at Southshore

Launched in 1981 by Milford “Mike” Wampold III, a law student turned real estate expert, Wampold Companies thrives on development, ownership, and management of real estate in the commercial, multifamily, and hospitality markets throughout Louisiana. With over 4,000 multifamily units developed, constructed, or renovated in its years of operation, the company primarily focuses on housing, but it also owns and manages around one million square feet of rentable commercial space in Baton Rouge. On top of these substantive holdings, Wampold is taking new initiative with The Preserve at Harveston land development—an ambitious project that integrates residential and natural environments with the aim toward New Urbanism and conservation.   

Wampold and Salas O’Brien have enjoyed successful partnership in the past, and that partnership continued in the construction of Bayonne at Southshore, one of Wampold’s newest luxury apartment communities. This stunning, 240-unit complex sits on a sizable 5.5-acre site on the shore of University Lake near Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and its amenities include a resort-style pool, clubhouse, spacious parking garage, and fitness and business centers.

The new luxury apartment structure is built on the site of the former One Lakeshore Place, a multifamily apartment complex that Wampold purchased in 1985 and leased until its phasing out in 2013. Since Bayonne at Southshore comprises an entirely fresh design, the Salas O’Brien team collaborated from the ground up to complete the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for this project. The finished complex offers units ranging in size from 750 to 1,400 square feet with one-, two-, or three-bedroom footprints, and Wampold hopes they will cater to LSU faculty, young professionals, and medical interns—market segments considered to be underserved in the Baton Rouge area.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Project Size:
533,360 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing

Construction Costs:
$42 Million