6 pm on June 19th, Broadmoor, along with the designers at Holabird
and Root and Holly & Smith Architects, played host to a tour of the
construction site at Loyola University’s Monroe Hall. More than 70 people
attended the event, organized by the New Orleans Chapter of the American
Institute of Architects (AIA).
our Vice President of Project Management, spoke to the attendees about the
unique complexities Broadmoor has worked through on this important assignment
The $74 Million
project is currently in its final stages of construction. The building was
completely renovated, multiple floors at once, while the balance of the
building remained occupied. The
project’s design included the construction of a new exterior building façade
crafted of a unique, "thin brick” system, prefinished metal wall panels,
aluminum curtain wall, aluminum storefront, and stucco plaster- all of which
were installed prior to removal of the former exterior building façade. The
building includes classroom spaces, laboratories, a greenhouse, a large amphitheater,
and additional amenities within the former shell as well as added spaces that
increased the Hall in size from 174,000 square feet to 304,000 square feet.
as an important project to the University’s curriculum plans, as they increase
their focus on Music and Arts studies. The renovated Hall will also be home to
a new Graphic Design program that the university is just adding to its
offerings this Fall of 2014.
event lasted two hours and created a wonderful opportunity for the showcasing
of this tremendous, five-year-in-the-making project. The Broadmoor team is
looking forward to cutting the ribbon on the new space this year and watching
as the University’s students begin to make it their home.