After the Louisiana SPCA at Japonica Street in New Orleans was inundated with 14 feet of water during Hurricane Katrina, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple quickly completed a new facility master plan, and assisted with the Design/Build Phase 1 Building Development and Construction. Since that time, EDR has worked with the LA/SPCA to complete its FEMA settlement process and to institute a long-range campus plan accounting for newly formed growth trajectories.
Phase II, currently completing the design process, will be located on the same property acquired for Phase 1. The program for this expanded, permanent facility provides 33,500 square feet of fully-conditioned adoption facilities, clinics, animal play, as well as 6,000 square feet of emergency preparedness equipment semi-conditioned storage. The building, all one-story construction with several wings arranged along a concourse, is designed to create courtyard spaces for the animals to receive fresh air and indoor/outdoor caging opportunities.
Currently targeted at LEED Gold Certification, the facility is designed to meet best practices in the animal care industry and to allow for growth and evolution in animal care operational practices.Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 39,500 square feet
Year of Completion: 2015