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L.B. Landry High School

New Orleans, LA United States


Project Description

Category: Grow

Honorable Mention

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, five damaged New Orleans schools were fast-tracked for reconstruction. Local firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple designed one of these “quick start” projects, L.B. Landry High School, to withstand both the Gulf Coast’s frequent hurricanes and everyday humidity. With a high-reflectance roof, insulated metal-panel cladding, and a glass curtainwall, the 236,000-square-foot building targets energy performance 32 percent below baseline. Three wings of the building wrap around a central courtyard, which admits daylight and captures runoff. Even with a tight time frame—six months for design, 20 months for construction—and the relative lack of energy-efficient construction expertise in the area, the architects anticipate LEED Silver certification. The school itself serves as a classroom, juror Ted Landsmark said: “I think some of the young people attending this school will consider a career in architecture because they’ve experienced this kind of good design.”


Project Details

L.B. Landry High School
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Project Team:
    Steve Dumez FAIA; Tracy Lea AIA; Randy Hutchison; Cynthia Dubberley; Jenny Pelc AIA; Amanda Rivera AIA; Robert Kleinpeter; Jason Richards AIA; Dru Lamb; David Demsey; Thaddeus Zarse;
  • General Contractor: Satterfield and Pontikes Construction 
  • Civil Engineer: Schrenk and Peterson Consulting Engineers 
  • Structural Engineer: Schrenk and Peterson Consulting Engineers 
  • Electrical Engineer: Moses Engineers 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Moses Engineers 
  • Landscape Architect: Daly Sublette 
  • Acoustic Design: Gracenote Consulting 
  • Food Facilities Design: Futch Design Associates 
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Eustis Engineering Co. 
  • Program Manager: CSRS/Jacobs Engineering 
  • Photograph: Timothy Hursley 
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Project Size:
    236,000 sq ft
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