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Morris Jeff Community School at Fisk Howard

The design of the new Morris Jeff Community School at Fisk Howard, located in Mid-City New Orleans, presented challenges as the building program and available land to develop was quite constricted. The building is a three story structure with gymnasium, with associated functions at nearly two stories. The total area of the new school is 106,212SF situated on a full parcel city block of 103,750SF. The Joint Venture team of VergesRome + Fanning Howey developed a design to reflect neighborhood character and address scale with various exterior building material options. The new school is mandated to be certified LEED Silver.

VergesRome Architects designed a spirited, engaging environment for students while complementing the scale and eclectic styles of the surrounding neighborhood.

Citation for “Outstanding Designs: Elementary Schools”
American School & University Magazine