In 2018, Isidore Newman School completed a state-of-the-art, 30,000 sq ft Science and Technology Center, at their uptown New Orleans campus. The three-story building houses the Middle and Upper School science program with floors dedicated to the Life Sciences, Applied Chemistry, and Physics and Design. Known for their academic excellence, the new facility marks a major milestone in the school’s long-term master plan to maintain high quality educational programming for its students.
Designed by Woodward Design+Build, the facility features nine classroom laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics and three signature labs. The school sought to incorporate student-led experimentation into learning environment and foster collaboration with a hands-on approach. AOS worked with Newman and Woodward to help enhance the physical environment by providing lab tables, desks, and seating for students and faculty. Together the furniture, advanced equipment and latest technology allow experiments to blend seamlessly into classroom instruction while addressing the needs of teachers and students.
With an eye toward 21st-century science, the Newman Science + Technology Center transforms educational instruction and allows for special multidisciplinary explorations in areas such as biotechnology, genetic engineering, energy systems, robotics, and design. The school’s advanced curriculum promotes a mindset of research, experimentation, and creative problem solving among its middle and high school students and hopes to inspire a new generation of leaders in science-related fields.
New Orleans, LA
33,212 SQ FT