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New Campus for Holy Cross School & Student Center

Holy CrossIn the years following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Broadmoor was responsible for the design and construction of a new $100 million campus for the Holy Cross School. Broadmoor and Blitch Knevel Architects joint ventured as architects-of-record for all aspects of the educational facility and its student center.

The new campus, on 20-acres in a residential neighborhood of New Orleans, replaced the historic facilities that dated from the mid-19th Century adjacent to the Mississippi River in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. The projectís process included the creation of two temporary classroom campuses for the student body, one immediately after the storm on the original site and the second on the site of the new campus while final construction was underway.

The first phase of the final campus was focused on the permanent construction of three multi-story rusticated masonry classroom and administration buildings six-feet above grade (approximately 120,000 square feet). Each building houses state-of-the art technology within the traditional aesthetic of the original campus, surrounded by grounds featuring mature, transplanted live oaks and a formal courtyard. The final phase of the project saw the construction of a 93,000 square foot Student Center, catering to all sports and extracurricular activities offered by the school.

The classic interior design strategies within the facilities feature traditional mahogany casework and cast-iron details. The modern Student Center provides an Olympic-style basketball court floor, four-sided gondola scoreboard, six-foot plasma screen, electronic statistics capabilities, and a 2,000+ seating capacity. The entirety of the project was designed to provide the student body with an environment that encourages a higher level of achievement and a well-rounded educational experience.

Owner: Holy Cross School

Architect: Broadmoor / Blitch Knevel Architects, A Joint Venture

Contract Value: $100,000,000

Size: 20 Acres

Services: Design-Build Contractor