Land-locked on the well-trafficked Jefferson
Highway, just outside of Orleans Parish, the highly regarded, 21-acre main
campus for Ochsner Clinic was pushing for a long-awaited expansion in 2010. As
a result, the organization purchased an existing warehouse on the lakeside of
the highway in pursuit of development of a new North Campus facility.
The $27.5 million project had been in the works
for about three years before Broadmoor was officially selected to oversee the
construction effort. The new North Campus facility ultimately added a 91,000 square
foot primary care clinic – allowing for the addition of 12 new primary care
doctors to their existing full-time team of 24. Inside this renovated
warehouse, each team's examination rooms, desks, and support spaces were
clustered, providing a similar feeling to small offices, an important comfort
factor in current healthcare trends.
The primary care center is connected to the
main campus with an elevated, air-conditioned 10,000 square foot pedestrian
bridge, providing a safe route for patients across Jefferson Highway. This
bridge was constructed in full, on the side of the highway, then lifted into
place and installed in one day to minimize the traffic impact on the community.
Owner: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Architect: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Rozas-Ward, A Joint Venture
Contract Value: $27,500,000.00
Services: General Contractor