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Colton School

New Orleans, Louisiana

Damaged in Hurricane Katrina, the circa-1929 former Colton High School in New Orleans' historic Marigny neighborhood was converted to a new pre-K through eighth grade public school for the State of Louisiana Department of Education's Recovery School District at a cost of $28 million. The three story concrete-frame and masonry infill structure has a new 25,000 square-foot addition on its south exposue. Besides classrooms and teaching spaces, the structure houses administrative offices, a new cafeteria, library and gymnasium. Ongoing structural damage to the exterior shell of the building due to a poor original design necessitated an entirely new masonry enclosure and new windows throughout.


2014, Honor Award for Historic Preservation, AIA New Orleans
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