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Broadmoor Hosts AIA Construction Tour at Loyola's Monroe Hall - Thursday, June 19, 2014

At 6 pm on June 19th, Broadmoor, along with the designers at Holabird and Root and Holly & Smith Architects, played host to a tour of the construction site at Loyola University’s Monroe Hall. More than 70 people attended the event, organized by the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Greg Lusignan, our Vice President of Project Management, spoke to the attendees about the unique complexities Broadmoor has worked through on this important assignment at Loyola.

The $74 Million project is currently in its final stages of construction. The building was completely renovated, multiple floors at once, while the balance of the building remained occupied. The project’s design included the construction of a new exterior building façade crafted of a unique, "thin brick” system, prefinished metal wall panels, aluminum curtain wall, aluminum storefront, and stucco plaster- all of which were installed prior to removal of the former exterior building façade. The building includes classroom spaces, laboratories, a greenhouse, a large amphitheater, and additional amenities within the former shell as well as added spaces that increased the Hall in size from 174,000 square feet to 304,000 square feet. 

Noted as an important project to the University’s curriculum plans, as they increase their focus on Music and Arts studies. The renovated Hall will also be home to a new Graphic Design program that the university is just adding to its offerings this Fall of 2014.

The event lasted two hours and created a wonderful opportunity for the showcasing of this tremendous, five-year-in-the-making project. The Broadmoor team is looking forward to cutting the ribbon on the new space this year and watching as the University’s students begin to make it their home.


 

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