Louisiana Special Education Center Replacement of Dormitories
Project Superintendent: Wade Martin
Location: Alexandria, LA
Owner: State of LA Facility Planning
Architect: Ashe Broussard Weinzettle Architects
Description: The Replacement of Dormitories, Louisiana Special Education Center requires demolition of the existing Boys dormitory and constructing a new Boys and a new Girls dormitory. The Project will be done in two phases and scheduled to complete in 24 months. Phase 1 includes extensive new and/or re-routing of all utilities before partial demolition of the existing Boys dormitory to allow construction of the new Boys dormitory. The portion of the remaining dormitory building will stay in use until the completion of Phase 1. Phase 2 includes demolition of the remaining portion of the existing dormitory and constructing the new Girls dormitory. Each building is similar as far as the floor plan and are connected by a new covered walkway. Each building is CMU masonry and structural steel framing with a brick veneer. Each building is single story with 22,700 sf under roof. There will also be a new Boiler Building which will serve both buildings for heated water.