Tulane University’s School of Social Work will move from the uptown campus to new digs at 127 Elk Place this summer.
127 Elk Place is a large stone building next to the Joy Theater. The new campus will feature 20,000 sf of space, up from 7,000.
The reason for the upgrade was because the shool – currently at 230 students – is getting bigger and needs more room.
The renovation of 127 Elk Place will cost close to $3 million and should be finished by July.
Eskew + Dumez + Ripple is the architect of record and Donahue Favret Contractors Inc. is the contractor.
127 Elk Place was built in 1917 as the headquarters for the Elk’s lodge. Over the years, it has served as the headquarters for Gulf Oil and many other uses. Tulane is investing to bring this building back on line as a central presence in the very quickly developing downtown medical corridor. The third and fourth floors have already been gutted and construction is about to begin.
The building has several other tenants, including a day care center and a clinic.
Check out the renderings and set of plans for the new space here.