As Jesuit High School approaches its 100th anniversary at the corner of Carrollton and Banks, they have led a capital campaign to modernize their campus, invest in their students and improve classrooms, instructional technology and premiere facilities. Originally built in 1953, Jesuit’s cafeteria had not been updated since 1983 and was in need of a refresh. When students arrived back to school after the summer of 2021, they were greeted with a completely re-envisioned dining experience featuring a new space and catering company.
Designed by Mathes Brierre Architects, the recently renovated cafeteria is rooted in tradition and boasts a timeless design that embraces Jesuit’s history and reflects their school spirit. Jesuit turned to AOS to source traditional furniture designs that complement the campus’ historic architecture, can withstand daily use and stack if necessary. Since the facility serves the entire student body and is open for both breakfast and lunch, durability and warranty were important aspects to consider. In addition, an outdoor dining area also offers students more seating options and access to fresh air. Soon a café will also open adjacent to the student commons. Designed to feel like a coffee shop on campus, the café will be open throughout the entire day with meals and grab-and-go snacks available. Both students and teachers can relax in the new space during their off period, and clubs can gather for meetings and other programming needs. Together with the commons, the cafeteria, café and courtyard create a cornerstone of daily student and faculty life, fostering interaction and a sense of community.
New Orleans, LA
4,970 SQ FT
Courtesy of Jesuit High School