According to Gen. Hunt Downer, Jackson
Barracks is the only active military installation in the nation to have
suffered complete destruction during peacetime. Located in the Lower Ninth Ward
at the Orleans/St. Bernard parish line, it is the state headquarters of the
Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana Military Department.
The new replacement
of Joint Forces Headquarters at Jackson Barracks is comprised of three separate
facilities: the Adjutant Generalís Office Building (AGO) at 19,000 square feet,
the Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) Complex at 69,000 sf, and the Dining Hall
(DFAC) at 10,000 square feet. This key
MILCON post-Katrina reconstruction project reflects the historic military base
vernacular with increased life cycle value and efficiency, as well as future
flood protection design characteristics.
These operations capabilities remain paramount to the redevelopment of
Jackson Barracks and the National Guard infrastructure.
the extent of the demolition scope, as there was a constant need to verify that
environmental considerations, both regulatory and sustainable development were
met. One of the sensitive issues was to preserve the large historic oak trees
in the area and on base, which were to remain and protected accordingly.
Owner: CPT Joshua Davis, COL Daniel Bordelon
Architect: John T. Campo Architects
Contract Value: $41,065,304
Size: 98,000 square feet
Services: Design-Build Contractor