Holy Cross School

After the 150-year-old Holy Cross campus in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Broadmoor Design Group completed an extensive and detailed damage assessment of the 9th Ward campus and developed the modular facilities to support current enrollment.

The Holy Cross Board elected to relocate the school to a new 20-acre site in the Gentilly area, which required immediate relocation of the school population. To accomplish this, Broadmoor Design Group once again developed a modern, modular campus for the Holy Cross student community in Gentilly, while initiating the master plan for the new campus to be built on 20 contiguous acres of land. The initial phase included design and construction of 190,000-sq-ft in four structures.

The new campus is designed to resemble the Romanesque Revival period style of the former Administration Building, originally constructed in 1849. The Broadmoor Design Group / Blitch-Knevel Team worked with the Board, administrators, parents and students to devise a site plan which would contain over 200,000 square feet of educational buildings, playing and practice fields, and parking for 250 vehicles, while maintaining the existing live oak trees.

The final design was developed with five separate and purpose designed structures intended to enrich the student experience for the next 150 years – Middle School Building, High School Building, Administration Building, Student Center, and Cafeteria – with additional areas designated for future expansion.