ULL Foundation ULL Alumni House
The University of Louisiana Foundation Office is a traditionally designed building located on the edge of campus. It was important to the University that the Foundation Building be identifiable as part of the University family while it was vital to the Foundation that the facility stand as an independent, strong and permanent part of the business and university community. We accomplished both by using the basic architectural design features of historic campus buildings while providing a scale and composition that distinguishes itself as a traditional financial / philanthropic organization.
The John Breaux Wing of the University of Louisiana Alumni Home is a unique facility that was added to the historic Alumni Home, once the private residence of ULL benefactor Maurice Heymann. Originally design by A. Hayes Town, the Heymann House was built in 1936. The John Breaux Wing we designed was conceived to be sensitive to the original structure yet present itself clearly as new. We borrowed details and materials. We designed a special foundation to preserve the stately Live Oaks that grace the rear yard. The entry turret is a reflection of the original. It was designed to be the signature of the new wing and it was positioned on the site to have one of the large oak tree branches wind around its circular form. Dramatic indeed!