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Loyola University Monroe Hall Expansion

Loyola University, a mainstay of New Orleans’ Uptown educational campuses, has been operating in the city since 1912. Recently after a campus-wide facilities assessment, it was deemed that one of its most recognizable buildings, the J. Edgar Monroe Hall, was in need of a major overhaul. As a result, Broadmoor was selected in 2011 as the General Contractor to manage the major $74 Million renovation and addition effort of the important campus icon.

Currently completing the final stages of construction, the building was completely renovated, multiple floors at once, while the remainder 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, inclusive of classroom spaces, laboratories, a greenhouse, a large amphitheater, and additional amenities, increased in size from 168,000 square feet to 271,000 square feet.

The assignment included a full technical system modernization as well, including a new automatic sprinkler system, a fire alarm system for the building, new A/V technologies, and new elevators throughout. Through creative fast tracking, BIM modeling, and a collective commitment to exceed client expectations, this 4-year project is set to be completed 8 months ahead of schedule.

Owner: Loyola University New Orleans

Architect: Holly & Smith Architects

Contract Value: $74,000,000

Size: 271,000 square feet

Services: General Contractor


 

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