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Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park

The Louisiana Children’s Museum fulfills the mission of responding to the changing needs of the recovering community by focusing on the enrichment of children and their families.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Mithun
Owner
Louisiana Children’s Museum
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Completion Date
Area
56,000 ft²
Sustainability
LEED Silver Certification
Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park in New Orleans. Courtesy Louisiana Children's Museum
Revit model of Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park in New Orleans. Thornton Tomasetti

Overview

The Louisiana Children’s Museum fulfills the mission of responding to the changing needs of the recovering community by focusing on the enrichment of children and their families. The museum is accompanied by centers for literacy, teaching and parenting, early childhood research, nature and childcare as well as a café and edible garden.

We provided structural design services to Mithun for the 56,000-square-foot museum facility located on an eight-acre site in New Orleans City Park.

Highlights

  • The two-story facility is situated on a raised concrete structure, to increase flood resistance.
  • The second floor and roof consists of exposed steel framing.
  • Additional features include pedestrian pathways and bridge, terraced gardens, enhanced natural areas and learning spaces, picnic areas, multipurpose outdoor spaces and parking. 

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