Established in 1988, the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, also known as LOPA, is a non-profit dedicated to “Making Life Happen” through organ and tissue donations. In 2018, LOPA moved its operations from two locations in Metairie to new building in Covington. The result is the LOPA Donor Care Center. Designed by Ritter Maher Architects and CDI Solutions, the new three-story, 66,000-square feet facility not only provides a centralized location for its employees and an organ and tissue recovery center but also serves as the organization’s state headquarters.
Its spacious location and approximately $14 million facility gave LOPA the opportunity to change how they conduct business through on-site operating and procedure rooms and a modern work environment for employees. The first floor houses the surgery center and the 24/7 call center while the second and third floors provide ample office space.
CDI Solutions worked with AOS to provide furnishings throughout the entire design, including the lobby, multiple lounge areas and break rooms. A two-story atrium connects the second and third floors and provides team members a setting to relax or gather for casual meetings. Various open plan systems are incorporated throughout the headquarters, such as writable panels, cushion-top mobile pedestals, shared workstations and unique configurations, which foster a collaborative culture. However, personal retreat areas are also included for privacy, sensitive phone calls or focused, independent work. Private offices utilize ergonomic solutions, including height-adjustable desks and monitor arms, to support a healthy work environment. Additionally, think tanks, boardrooms and a large flex space provide plenty of meeting spaces that can be reconfigured for executive meetings, training and events. For over three decades, LOPA has been a resource, leading donation efforts and spreading awareness to the public. Now their new facility takes an important step forward as they prepare for future growth and continue heal and save lives across Louisiana.
66,000 SQ FT
S. L. Shaw & Associates
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