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McDonogh 42 Elementary School

McDonogh 42 Elementary School is an existing pre-K through 8th grade charter school located in the Seventh Ward neighborhood of New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the property sustained an estimated six feet of flooding.

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (EDR) and its team of consultants were commissioned by the State of Louisiana Department of Education, Recovery School District (RSD) to provide design services for a complete renovation of the School, including 70,000 square feet of existing space and a 3,500 square foot gymnasium/cafeteria addition. 

The campus is comprised of three existing, separate structures and occupies a full city block. These structures have been identified as historically significant and will rely on FEMA and State and Federal Historic Tax Credits for funding. The School has achieved LEED Gold Certification and is expected to achieve 24% energy savings over baseline.

Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 73,600 square feet
Year of Completion: 2015
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