William Frantz Elementary School
Renovation and Additions to William Frantz Elementary
The existing building dates back to 1937, but is better known as the site of a landmark civil rights act. In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges pioneered integration of the public schools system in New Orleans by becoming the first African-American to attend the all white elementary school.
In conjunction with Billes Partners, Moses Engineers developed plans that renovated the building and added new features while respecting its history. We provided all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services. The existing and new portions of the project are contrasted and separated with a nearly clear transition piece that distinguishes the two building components. The $22 million project, completed in 2013, also includes environmental remediation. The project earned the LEED Silver certification.