L. B. Landry High School
This new $58 million New Orleans high school was part of a post-Katrina “quick start” construction program to accelerate the replacement of five damaged schools within an extremely aggressive timeline- 6 months for design and 20 months for construction- while a new comprehensive masterplan for the New Orleans school system was underway. Moses Engineers provided all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) Design and associated construction administration services.
The 236,000 square foot building serves a student population of more than 900 students and contains a 1000-seat competition gymnasium, a 250-seat auxiliary gym and a 650-seat auditorium. Additional performing arts spaces include classroom and rehearsal spaces for dance, choir, band and art as well as a black box theatre.
The building incorporates numerous sustainable design strategies, earning a LEED for Schools Silver Certification. Many of these, including a stormwater management system and photovoltaic (solar) energy harvesting system, were designed as highly visible teaching tools for faculty and students. The building has won several American Institute of Architectures local and regional awards.