Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School is one of the first five schools rebuilt in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. The project included renovation of a historic school building for pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, and construction of a new addition. Working with HMS architects, a local architectural firm, Innovative Design was responsible for both the new construction and green systems design and integration and LEED certification for the entire project.

(Photo Credits : David L'Hoste & Michael Robinson)

The new education building included administrative, cafeteria, gymnasium, media center, music, classroom, and exterior learning spaces.

  • This project has achieved LEED Gold certification.
  • Energy-efficient building envelope
  • Daylighting in occupied spaces using light shelves and daylight sensors
  • Solar domestic hot water
  • 4.8 KW Photovoltaics
  • Water efficient fixtures and kitchen equipment
  • Rainwater reuse for irrigaton
  • Educational signage throughout school
  • Raingardens
  • Pervious courtyard


New Orleans, LA


96,000 SF


Recovery School District