Lafayette Elementary School (formally known as Leah L. Chase Elementary) is to be Honored by Louisiana Landmarks Society

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Lafayette Elementary School closed their doors for five years due to damage from hurricane Katrina and were forced to relocate for a decade. Since, the 71,643-square-foot building has been modernized, including 33 classrooms, activity rooms, library, kitchen and cafeteria, with exterior masonry repair and weatherproofing. Moses Engineers was honored to be a part of such a wonderful project! Other teams responsible for the renovations: Recovery School District; New Orleans Public Schools; N-Y Associates; Gibbs Construction; Infinity Engineering Consultants; Jacobs/CSRS; Enhanced Capital; C. Spencer Smith Architects.

Louisiana Landmarks Society nominated the Lafayette Elementary School Project for the Annual Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The awards will be held on May 24 at Marigny Opera House with a program and reception. The honorees come from throughout Orleans Parish, including Uptown, the CBD, Algiers and New Orleans East. The opera house is one of the winning projects.

“The award-winning projects have never been more diverse, representing the very best in historic preservation,” said René Fransen, president of the society, in a statement. “Our city’s unique architectural landscape is a valuable, economic asset. These projects invest in our city making it richer in so many ways.”