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Broadmoor, LLC Selected To Complete Design and Construction of George Washington Carver Replacement High School - Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Carver RamsNEW 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 its doors.

On June 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.

The 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.

Carver 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.

"We’re 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 rebuilding mission.”

Today, 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 school year.


 

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