Cita Dennis Hubbell Library Renovations
New Orleans, LA
The Cita Dennis Hubbell Library was built as a one room public library with funding from Andrew Carnegie in 1907 and is located in the center of Algiers Point, a National Historic District. After the building sustained wind damage from Hurricane Katrina the City closed the library in 2008, citing structural damage concerns. The Hubbell Library is a popular neighborhood branch of the New Orleans Public Library system and the renovation project has received strong community support.
Concordia was hired by the City to design a renovation originally including attic and roof replacement, HVAC system replacement and significant exterior and interior work. The Hubbell Library Renovation is funded by both FEMA and City bonds. Concordia produced a Comprehensive Damage Report (CDR) which outlined areas of the property affected by Hurricane Katrina and also proposed additional general facility improvements. The Hubbell Library Renovations are currently under construction and expected to be complete in 2013.