Company News - November 4, 2022

Doors Open at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans is a new K-12 school in New Orleans, Louisiana that follows the French national curriculum and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Lycée offers its students the opportunity to achieve both a high school diploma and French Baccalaureate simultaneously. Due to the ever-growing nature of the program, this renovation and expansion project addresses the need for a combined, central campus. The campus includes the 32,168 SF restoration of the historic Alfred C. Priestley Junior High building and its adjacent 6,500 SF gymnasium, as well as a new 8,695 SF addition designed to complement the same architectural vernacular. The original building consisted of brick masonry wall, wood timbers and joists, and terracotta –all of which remained in the restoration of the building. Programmatically, the new campus features 14 classrooms (including two science labs), state-of-the-art library and media center, administrative offices, ADA-compliant elevators, and a multi-purpose gymnasium, as well as rain gardens along the perimeter of the building to serve as stormwater detention and bio habitat.