The Brown Foundation Center, overlooking Lake Pontchartrain
in Metairie, LA, is a non-profit organization which provides funding to
numerous charitable organizations throughout Southern Louisiana and
Mississippi. Broadmoor provided
architectural, structural, and interior design services to The Brown Foundation
with turn-key, fast-tracked design-build project delivery.
Complete interior design services saw the incorporation of
the design themes presented on the exterior of the structure further developed
in the interior design. Patterned
granite flooring, natural cherry pilasters and paneling, and attention to every
detail create a warm, inviting environment with a contemporary, formal
ambience. The interior design services
included a custom-designed reception desk, conference table, and display cases
for vintage silver trophies. Broadmoor
also selected the fabrics, furniture, and accessories, and coordinated the
placement of art throughout the offices.
The inspiration for the design was a building that would
have a strong, visual representation of the Foundation. An image of stability and permanence was
created by reinterpreting classic architectural proportions and details while
using contemporary materials. The
building is clad in architectural pre-cast and reflective insulated glass.
Views of Lake Pontchartrain are maximized through the use of large expanses of
floor to ceiling glass and offsets in the main facade, which also diminish the
mass of the structure and provide for additional corner offices.
Owner: Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Size: 76,715 square feet