PROGRAM: 43,000 SF
BUDGET: $21 MILLION
CLIENT: PLAQUEMINES MEDICAL CENTER
After the existing facility was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, it was decided that Plaquemines Medical Center would be rebuilt, with the help of FEMA funding, as an updated storm protected facility at a new more convenient site in Port Sulphur. Serving the local community and the oil industry, the new Medical Center will provide full service urgent and primary care facilities, medical offices for a variety of practitioners, emergency helipad, pharmacy, and kitchen facilities for local food programs. As a FEMA “improved project”, the structure was raised to be clear of a 23 foot high storm surge and a ramp was provided to bring emergency vehicles up to the urgent care center on the second floor. The helipad is located on the roof. The urgent care facility is fully supported with emergency generation and water supply. The structure is entirely of concrete; the exterior façade is of precast concrete and tinted laminated glass.