Clancy School for Arts Wins Major Design Award

The John Clancy Elementary School for the Arts in Kenner has been selected for an honorable mention in the 2010 PCI Design Awards in the category Best Schools. Clancy was one of 140 entries in the Design Awards program of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

It was also one of 14 entries that earned honorable mention. A total of 30 entries received winning recognition. Each year the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) promotes the Design Awards to architects, engineers, owner/developers, consultants, contractors, and public officials to recognize projects that make innovative use of concrete.
The PCI’s trade publication, Ascent, will produce a special issue in October that will feature the winning entries.

Earlier this year, Clancy was one of more than one hundred schools nationwide that were recognized by the National School Board Association (NSBA) at its national conference in Chicago in April for its annual Exhibition of School Architecture.

The Clancy School for the Arts was renovated in 2009 with additional classrooms, gallery, and barrel roof that used a unique modular construction process that was completed in less than six months. The project was led by District 9 board member Gene Katsanis who wanted to re-purpose existing modular classrooms that have been in use since Hurricane Katrina.