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NOFD Headquarters Phase 2 Breaks Ground

On June 22, the City of New Orleans hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the final construction phase for the New Orleans Fire Department’s (NOFD) new headquarters, which NANO is the Architect of Record on. Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, NOFD Chief Roman Nelson, NANO designer Sam LeBlanc, FEMA representatives and other government officials attended the ceremony at the 401 City Park Avenue location.

Through this transformational renovation, the city’s former Municipal Training Academy building — a 20,000 square-foot postmodern brick and plaster structure with a gabled roof — will become the new NOFD headquarters and a resilient storm shelter. Set to function as both an administrative office and a 24-hour operations center, the facility is designed to consolidate NOFD resources, improve communication and preparedness and cultivate an enhanced sense of community among New Orleans fire fighters.