The Brown Foundation Center, overlooking Lake Pontchartrain in Metairie, LA, is a non-profit organization which provides funding to numerous charitable organizations throughout Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. Broadmoor provided architectural, structural, and interior design services to The Brown Foundation with turn-key, fast tracked design-build project delivery.
Complete interior design services saw the incorporation of the design themes presented on the exterior of the structure further developed in the interior design. Patterned granite flooring, natural cherry pilasters and paneling, and attention to every detail create a warm, inviting environment with a contemporary, formal ambience. The interior design services included a custom-designed reception desk, conference table, and display cases for vintage silver trophies. Broadmoor also selected the fabrics, furniture, and accessories, and coordinated the placement of art throughout the offices.
The inspiration for the design was a building that would have a strong, visual representation of the Foundation. An image of stability and permanence was created by reinterpreting classic architectural proportions and details while using contemporary materials. The building is clad in architectural pre-cast and reflective insulated glass. Views of Lake Pontchartrain are maximized through the use of large expanses of floor to ceiling glass and offsets in the main facade, which also diminish the mass of the structure and provide for additional corner offices.
Owner: Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Architect: Broadmoor, LLC
Contract Value: $7,800,000
Size: 76,715 square feet
Services: Design-Build Contractor