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Ursuline Academy Old Gymnasium Renovation and Addition

New Orleans, Louisiana

Founded in 1727 by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Ursula, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, enjoys the distinction of being both the oldest, continuously-operating school for girls and the oldest Catholic school in the United States. Convinced that the education of women was essential to the development of a civilized, spiritual and just society, the Ursuline sisters influenced culture and learning in New Orleans by providing an exceptional education for its women. The Academy moved from the Vieux Carre to its Uptown location in 1912. In 2009 Waggonner & Ball was commissioned to renovate and expand their circa 1935 Gymnasium as a multi-purpose athletic center to supplement a main gymnasium built in 2004. The project incorporates the renovation of the original gymnasium and additions that form two new courtyards for the campus. The center features a dance studio, weight, cardio-fitness and training rooms, a conference room, a health classroom and coaches offices. A new running track around the upper part of the gymnasium provides for additional training equipment areas. The project also includes a new competition softball field.

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