Delgado Community College is Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college and New Orleans’ largest higher education institution. In partnership between the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana State University (LSU), the project will transform the former LSU Health New Orleans Building and consolidate all 28 existing Delgado allied health programs, serving 6,000 students, into the single facility with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. The building will also support Delgado’s culinary arts and hospitality management programs, serving another 1,200 students.
The new complex will include classrooms, teaching/simulation labs, a library, a virtual hospital floor, offices, conference/ study rooms, teaching kitchens and bakeries. The biggest design challenge of the project is fitting the large amount of programmatic needs within the existing building footprint which dates back to 1931, with major renovations and expansions in 1952, 1962, and 2010.
The current facility, while imbued with beautiful architectural features, cannot meet the needs of Delgado’s high-tech workforce development programs, including those in Nursing, Polysomnography, Radiology, Respiratory Care, Ophthalmic, and Surgical Technology, among others. This renovation will prepare Delgado’s diverse students to achieve their professional goals and increase Louisiana’s skilled workforce.
Our economy's greatest asset is a skilled workforce, and facilities like these are a means by which we will generate more graduates and more qualified workers providing them with a competitive advantage on day one.
- Monty Sullivan
President, Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges (LCTCS)
Principal in Charge
Interior Design Assistant
HERA Lab Planners,
Lab and Equipment Planner