141st Readiness Center at Jackson Barracks

The Louisiana National Guard looked to Woodward Design+Build to provide the 141st with a new readiness center following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The project consisted of the demolition of an existing building that was located on Claiborne Avenue for the location of the new 141st Readiness Center on the Jackson Barracks Campus. In addition to the Readiness Center, there is a new Central Plant which feeds several buildings located between St. Claude and Claiborne Avenues, and the renovation of the existing operation and maintenance building in a separate location on the campus.

Woodward Design Group began design work in September, 2006 and construction on the project was completed in October 2009.

The Readiness Center is a four story, 112,000 square feet structural steel and brick veneer building. The building exterior has cast stone and the structure is designed to meet all military requirements. In addition, the building was designed and built with many sustainable features to reduce its energy usage and make it more efficient.

The exterior of the new Central Plant is coordinated to match the 141st Readiness Center exterior as well as an adjacent building constructed under a separate contract.

Project Information

  • Category
    Military & Government Facility Construction
    Office Building Construction
  • Owner
    Louisiana National Guard
  • Design
    141st Readiness Center: Woodward Design Group (John Dalton, AIA) Central Plant: Woodward Design Group with HMS Architect
  • Size
    112,000 Square Feet
  • Budget
    $40,000,000
  • Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Completion
    October 2009

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