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: