Project costs have been steadily rising in recent years due to the COVID pandemic, the skilled labor shortage and rising labor costs, interest rate hikes, inflation, supply chain disruptions, and increased competition for materials, among other factors.Continue reading
McNeese Urgent Care
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA
This 5,500 SF project was an extensive remodel of an existing bank to convert into a much-needed urgent care facility for Ochsner and McNeese.
The Garage Condominia & Apartments
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
This unique project repurposed an existing 70-year old, 5-story cast-in-place former parking garage into luxury apartments, condos, and retail space.
Southside High School
This project consists of a 258,000 SF new construction high school. The new state-of-the-art high school, located on a 100 acre site off of Almonaster road, consists of three main areas, the center of which is a three-story classroom building. The classroom building contains laboratories, a library, a dining facility, and collaboration spaces. A single-story building to the east houses two gymnasiums and locker room areas. To the west, a single-story theatre, band and rehearsal building resides.
Shell Geismar Wellness Center
Completed in just over 14 months, the Shell Geismar Wellness Center project included a renovation to an existing pre-engineered metal building, with added structural steel and a new metal building. Site work included new concrete and asphalt paving, with sidewalks, landscaping, outdoor patio, and an added basketball court.
West Jefferson Medical Center
The West Jefferson Medical Center Master Plan project includes expansion and renovation to the Marrero Campus to better serve patients, staff, and guests. The preliminary scopes in WJMC’s Strategic Facility Plan include South Wing Patient Tower expansion and renovations; Ambulatory Surgery Center additions and renovations; Surgical Department renovations; and Emergency Department renovations. The project will provide new PACU, Cath Lab, and ORs, along with modernization of the existing ORs. New emergency department exterior entries, trauma bays, and pediatric areas will also be included.
The project will be executed in phases in order to maintain full operations throughout construction.
FROM VISION TO REALITY
OLD MAKING ROOM FOR THE NEW
After attending classes at an elementary school down the block for an entire school year, students at Cohen College Prep High in New Orleans were finally be able to move into their brand new high school building in October.
In order to make room for necessary improvements, the old high school was completely demolished in June of 2020.
While the footprint of the new space is smaller than the original structure, the intentional design of every square inch ensures a supportive and enriching environment for today’s students. It consists of 35 classrooms, 4 science labs, library/media center, administrative office space, cafeteria, weight room, gymnasium, an auditorium, and football field.
Some of the improvements include more accommodations for students with disabilities, an improved air-conditioning system, windows in all classrooms, which has a measurable influence on student learning, as well as a new 65-space parking lot that will reduce street parking.
The auditorium space is two-stories and seats 250. It features a small stage with dead-hung rigging, theatrical lighting and curtains and retractable front rows in case performance groups need more space.
The state-of-the-art gymnasium is equipped with a full-size basketball court, two small cross courts that can be used for volleyball and retractable 450-seat bleacher seating.
DELIVERING ON OUR PROMISE
LEMOINE celebrated a construction milestone at the LSU Health Sciences project in Shreveport, LA on March 30th with a “Topping Out” of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness. In building construction, “topping out” is a builders’ rite held when the last beam is placed atop a structure.
The Center broke ground at LSU Health Sciences campus in Shreveport in July of 2021. The $74 million project is a venture of Louisiana State University Health Sciences and Ochsner Health System. State and school officials hope the new facility incentivizes aspiring physicians to train and stay in Louisiana to address a growing shortage of doctors.
Spanning 187,000 SF and 4-stoires, the facility features a wellness center, 3 large teaching auditoriums, multipurpose and event space, clinical exam rooms, and a multitude of modern upgrades. In addition, the facility will be home to an Emerging Viral Threats laboratory.
Amassing over 66,000 man-hours since the start of construction, the project is on track to be completed Summer 2023.
“It’s an honor to partner on this project,” stated William Lemoine, President of Vertical Construction for LEMOINE. “Over the years our company has been fortunate to partner in building some of the most significant educational and healthcare facilities in the state of Louisiana. The Center for Medical Education will certainly be no exception as it is sure to foster excellence in education and health and wellness for our community. We look forward to delivering this extraordinary vision into a reality.”
The facility was designed by Perkins & Will and Coleman Partners Architects.
To learn more about the Center for Medical Education, visit FutureofLSUHS.comGet an inside look at the new facility here:
Two of LEMOINE’s projects in the New Orleans region have been named to New Orleans City Business’ list of Top Construction Projects for 2022. The annual list ranks 10 construction projects based on valuation within in the New Orleans area for the respective year.
Claiming the fifth spot on the list is LCMC’s Health Expansion, a $523 million investment through various expansions and renovations at its six hospitals. LEMOINE recently completed work at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, a $300 campus transformation.
Scope of the expansion project includes more than 230,000 SF of new clinical space, a 600-vehicle parking garage, expansion the Central Utility Plant, and a new two-level public circulation concourse. In addition, the project scope completed the renovation of 105,000 SF in the Center and West Towers, Research Building, and Ambulatory Care Center.
Additional work by LEMOINE on the Henry Clay campus includes the new 51-bed Behavioral Health Center at Children’s Hospital. The only psychiatric program in the Gulf Coast Region dedicated exclusively to the mental health care needs of children. The $23 million center has 51 beds, allowing Children’s Hospital to increase their services in a bright and welcoming space. The Center provides inpatient and outpatient services, pediatric psychology, and neuropsychology. It is also home to The Autism Center and The Medical Psychology Clinic.
EYP Architecture & Engineering served as architect for the Expansion project while Fernandez + Johnston provided architectural services for the Behavioral Health Center.
West Jefferson Medical Center, an additional LCMC Property in the New Orleans area, is also undergoing a total transformation. The $90 million renovation focuses outpatient surgery center, physician clinics entry, endoscopy department, emergency department and the main hospital entrance.
The second project recognized by the publication is the new construction of Walter L. Cohen College Prep. Developed by Louisiana Recovery School District, Orleans Parish School Board, the $31 million project will construct more than 105,000 SF containing updated classrooms, science labs, and performing arts classrooms. A new auditorium with seating for 250 and gymnasium with seating for 450 are also part of the project scope.
Grace Hebert Curtis is leading design efforts for Walter L. Cohen College Prep.