234 Beverly Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
DR. JOHN OCHSNER DISCOVERY HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY
Albright Management Strategies, LLC is serving as the Representative for Discovery Health Science Academy on the new 87,000-sf Pre-K through 8th grade facility in Jefferson, Louisiana. The project is designed by Grace Hebert Curtis Architects. This is AMSLLC's second project with Discovery Health Sciences Academy.
The partnership between Ochsner Health Systems and Discovery Health Sciences Academy will afford the surrounding Jefferson area with a new stateof-the-art facility serving the children of the neighboring community as well as Ochsner employee children. The project includes a number of unique design features which incorporate modern learning communities within the facility; yet the use of exterior materials complements the character of the residential neighborhood. The main school building is a 2-story facility serving Pre-K through 4th grade on the first floor and 5th through 8th grade on the second floor. The design strategically engages the various age groups of the students and inimitably supports each different learning environment. Other features of the main school building are a Maker Space, Media Center, Computer Lab and Science Labs. The West side of the campus will consist of the Gymnasium, Student Dining and a Teaching Kitchen complimented with an adjacent outdoor, covered area supporting the culinary curriculum. The building area surrounds an exquisite courtyard and playground with multiple attractions for continued learning while outside the physical walls of the school.
The project's overall design utilizes various sustainable materials, unique configurations and sophisticated architecture to provide not only distinct character for this new school facility; but also an atmosphere which joins the missions of both Ochsner Health Systems and Discovery Health Sciences Academy for community building and innovation. Construction commenced in early March 2020 and the projected completion date is May 2021
ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART - ROSARY CAMPUS RENOVATIONS
Albright Management Strategies, LLC (AMSLLC) is engaged on a second project for the Academy of the Sacred Heart (ASH) for the renovation of school's main campus facility, The Rosary. The project is being designed by Blitch Knevel Architects. The project consists of a renovation to the 2nd and 3rd floors which serve the Middle and Upper School students. The 2nd floor is approximately 20,000 sf and the 3rd floor is 14,000 sf. The last major project at The Rosary Campus was the Science Wing Addition which was completed in 1997.
While the project is currently nearing the completion of the Schematic Design phase, AMSLLC's role as a construction consultant began in the summer of 2018. ASH's 5-year strategic plan includes a primary goal of "Enhancing Academic Rigor and Innovation" with a key initiative of "Transformation of Learning Spaces". In preparation for the future renovation to The Rosary Campus, AMSLLC conducted a series of Program Planning sessions with ASH's leadership team in 2018. The results generated an understanding of potential new floor plan layouts, a preliminary phasing plan and schedule durations for the project. Mr. Ron Blitch of Blitch Knevel Architects complimented AMSLLC and ASH for their efforts and their work product as it significantly aided and expedited the Conceptual Design phase.
The Rosary Campus renovation project goals and objectives are to enhance the architectural features while maintaining the traditional character of The Rosary, incorporate technology and innovation, develop an energy-conservation design which provides sustainability and creation of collaborative learning environments beyond the classroom.