Chalmette Cultural Arts Center, Chalmette, La.
Award of Merit - K-12
The Chalmette Cultural Arts Center is a 90,000-sq-ft, cast-in-place concrete addition to the Chalmette High School—and a source of community pride for Katrina-devastated St. Bernard Parish.
Delivered in December 2010 by MAPP Construction, Baton Rouge, the $30-million brick and stainless steel panel-clad building features a centerpiece 420-seat theater with a 50-ft-high ceiling, a glass atrium lobby and a 7,980-sq-ft public library.
The MAPP Construction team met post-Katrina elevation and foundation requirements, installed 338,000 cu ft of EPS foam blocks and used Timberline and Primavera software.
Owner: St. Bernard Parish School Board, Chalmette, La.
General Contractor: MAPP Construction, Baton Rouge, La.
Lead Design: Waggoner and Ball Architects, New Orleans
Civil: Schrenk and Peterson Consulting Engineers, New Orleans
Structural: Schrenk and Peterson Consulting Engineers, New Orleans
MEP: GVA Engineering, Metairie, La.