New high school football stadium touches down at Texas school district; botanical gardens visitors center achieves net-zero energy status; and child care center rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina damage.

January 04, 2013

Child care center rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina damage

Children’s Place Developmental Preschool and Child Care in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The ground-up reconstruction of the school started in 2011 and was completed last August. AGL Architecture & Interior Design conceived the 3,500-sf space, built on a $500,000 budget, as a playhouse-like setting. The preschool’s geometrically shaped windows were placed at a child’s height to give the children a view to the outside. Construction South was the general contractor. Raymond Canzoneri & Associates was MEP engineer.


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