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Health Care Center


Our Lady of Wisdom


New Orleans, LA


2001 Bronze, Healthcare ASID, Louisiana District Chapter

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“Their experience and competencies in healthcare and retirement facilities enabled us to make better choices for design and use of space within our financial capabilities. They not only gave us a beautiful, functional building; they ensured that the building would meet our future needs, as well.” – SR. MARJORIE HEBERT, MSC, MARIANITES OF THE HOLY CROSS

Blitch Knevel designed this 138-bed Skilled Nursing Facility that was developed on a collaborative basis with 16 Catholic religious orders to serve the needs of their elderly members. The ownership of the Facility and the “cluster-nursing” model being used for care make Our Lady of Wisdom one of the first of its kind in the United States. The project was awarded a Citation for Design Excellence by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).

Other Design Awards

  • 2000 ABC Excellence in Construction Award
    Tennessee Chapter
  • 2000 BEST of 2000 Awards
    Award of Excellence – Design
    Louisiana Contractor Magazine
  • 2000 Award of Merit
    AIA Louisiana
  • 2000  Alpha Award
    Interior Design, Commercial
  • 2000 Citation for Design Exellence
    American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)