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Academy of the Sacred Heart

New Orleans, Louisiana

The firm developed an educational program and a phased master plan for the future development of the campus. Of primary importance was the school’s acquisition in 2002 of a large parcel of land two blocks from the existing school for a new pre and lower school campus. The property, consisting of 1 1/2 city blocks, was once occupied by a Baptist Church. The buildings on this new campus were renovated in Phase 1, completed in 2005, and the master plan calls for one building to be demolished in Phase 3 for construction of a new classroom wing, playground and large multipurpose building. The former church provides an Assembly and Dramatic Arts Facility for the entire student body. Moving the Lower School to the new Mater Campus allows for the demolition of the existing lower school facilities and an outmoded gymnasium on the original campus in order to contruct a new gymnasium and athletics facility for the middle and high schools. Linked to the original historic campus by means of a new, covered bridge and incorporating renovation of St. Joseph Hall, the Phase 2 athletics complex provides competition and two practice basketball courts, training facilities, locker rooms and classrooms, and fronts a new and larger playing field.

Awards

2012, Merit Award, AIA Louisiana
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