Brown Foundation Office Building
Broadmoor Design Group provided comprehensive design services for the development of the Brown Foundation Center, located overlooking Lake Pontchartrain in Metairie, LA. The Brown Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides funding to numerous charitable organizations throughout Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. This was a comprehensive mission project of the Board of Trustees, with Broadmoor providing Architectural and Interior Design services.
Constructed in 2003, this 76,715 square foot facility is comprised of five floors with a structure of poured-in-place concrete. The 1st and 2nd floors of this structure provide for a secured parking garage. Professional office space is developed on the three upper floors encompassing 26,934 square feet. A roof deck terrace features a 2,300 square foot venue for entertainment overlooking the lake.
Complete Interior Design services saw the continuity of the design themes presented on the exterior of the structure, further developed in the Interior Design. Patterned granite flooring, natural cherry millwork and paneling, and attention to every detail create a warm, inviting environment with a contemporary formal ambiance. The interior design services included a custom designed reception desk, conference table, and display cases for vintage silver trophies. Broadmoor Design Group also selected the fabrics, furniture and accessories, as well as coordinated the procurement and of the Interior Design package, including artwork throughout the building.
The inspiration for the design was a building which would have a strong image representative of the Foundation. An image of stability and permanence was created by reinterpreting classic architectural proportions and details while using contemporary materials. The building is clad in architectural pre-cast and reflective insulated glass.