KIPP Believe School

New Orleans, Louisiana

Owner:  Bayou District Foundation
Architect:  Waggonner & Ball Architects, LLC
Physical Location:  3815 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124
Project Manager: Melanie Champagne

Construction of the new KIPP Believe School for the Bayou District Foundation began in November. The school facility will sit within the Columbia Parc Development along St. Bernard Avenue. The school designed by Waggonner & Ball Architects, LLC along with their consultants, Schrenk Endom & Flanagan, LLC, GVA Engineering, LLC and Frischhertz Design Group, LLC, consists of a 3 story classroom building including a cafeteria and a connected gymnasium. The building is intended to house K through 8th graders for the adjacent Columbia Parc residents.

The building is a pile supported concrete foundation with a steel structure and will include a glass curtainwall, metal panels, and brick veneer on the exterior façade. The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.