ORLEANS, September 9, 2014 – The George Washington Carver High School, in New
Orleans’ 9th Ward, has made a major leap on the road to re-opening
9, 2014 Broadmoor, LLC executed an agreement with the Louisiana Department of
Education’s Recovery School District (RSD) for $49.3 Million to execute the architectural
design and complete construction services for the school, a Design-Build agreement,
a new contracting method for the school system’s rebuilding program.
original George Washington Carver High School served the community for 53 years
before closing its doors in 2005 due to massive damage from Hurricane Katrina.
Since then, the RSD has developed a system-wide facilities master plan and taken
the lead in rebuilding dozens of schools across the community.
This finished campus will total approximately 185,000 square feet upon its
completion, featuring a large Convocation Center designed to support athletic
and theatrical events. The RSD developed the new high school’s vision with the
intention to operate as either two, independent 450-student schools or a single
unified school, depending on which operational entity assumes responsibility
for the site.
is being designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification, with long-term environmental
sustainability as a key driver for the success of the project. Several collaborating
partners will play design and advisory roles, alongside Broadmoor’s design
professionals, in achieving the project’s ambitious environmental goals
including Manning Architects, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Morphy Makofsky, and the
design-build teams at The MCC Group and HTE Electrical Contractors.
thrilled to have been tasked to take on this leadership role for such an
important project for New Orleans,” said Ryan Mouledous, the Executive Vice President
of Broadmoor, LLC. "Our company has spent the last nine years entrenched in
various aspects of the rebuilding of this community, and now, managing the
design and construction of this important education facility, both efficiently
and effectively, is an important priority as we continue to remain focused on that
with a proven Design-Build team in place, the Carver school project is on a
speedy path to its return to the educational system of the Desire and Upper 9th
Ward communities. The Broadmoor team has already begun their initial work, with
the school set to open its doors in time for the Fall Semester of the 2016/2017