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New Orleans, LA
Gulf Coast Housing Partnership
CCIWIV Architecture LLC
Culture, commerce, and community.
It’s the people that make New Orleans. That’s why housing and healthcare are so important in this city. Gulf Coast Community Housing Partnership (GCHP) looked to further prove that with H3C: a 210,000 square-foot, three-building complex with 192 units and a healthcare center located in the former parking lot of Brown’s Dairy. GCHP would reserve ninety-two units for residents aged 55 or older and eligible for Medicaid. The project’s location holds significant meaning as H3C derives its name from Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the corridor’s longstanding principles of culture, commerce, and community. Brought on as Lead Contractor, RNGD was awarded the challenge of developing and constructing H3C through vertical integration of the company’s core capabilities including infrastructure and steel fabrication and erection. Delving into the initial stages, the RNGD preconstruction team faced a unique test that had them navigate more than just planning and pricing, but the volatile supply market impacting projects nationwide. Fortunately, our Renegades know that planning forward begets building forward.
Connected in a remarkable way.
Seamless connection creates exceptional workflow. H3C was another dynamic exercise in RNGD’s vertical integration credentials, engaging our in-house infrastructure and prefabrication expertise. Infrastructure provided the essential services below the surface through earthwork and site preparation, along with all site utilities and tie-ins with city infrastructure. Our steel team contributed to the building’s visible aspects and residential flow with structural bridges, stairs, and elevators. Their team produced and installed all structural steel components, including decking, site railings, structural concrete podium railings, and stairs on the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard-adjacent bridge. RNGD also fabricated all handrails for five sets of internal wood stairs. Contributions were made to elevator components and shafts, coupled with pit ladders, which were created and installed for roof access. In the lobby area, RNGD’s custom architectural fabrication team designed, fabricated, and installed Maple woodwork panels and integrated seating. In total, the weight of materials, including structural and miscellaneous components, amounted to 200 tons.