Project Specs
Owner Louisiana Recovery School District
Square Footage 278,812
Start DateJune 2015
Completion DateMarch 2017
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Morial and Abrams Schools

Project Overview

McDonnel recently completed two new schools for the Louisiana RSD – the Ernest “Dutch” Morial School and the Ray Abrams School. Each school is a 139,406 SF, 3-story building and has the capacity to accommodate 1,000 students in pre-K through 8th grade and includes the following amenities:

  • Classrooms
  • Special education classrooms
  • Science classrooms and labs
  • Library/media centers
  • Cafeteria and dining facilities
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Gymnasium/auditorium with concessions and locker rooms
  • Art and music rooms with flexible performance spaces
  • Office space for administrative and student support services

The new schools were designed to LEED Silver (pending) specifications by Waggonner & Ball Architects.