Acknowledging the strength of New Orleans’ medical community, this project envisions rebuilding the medical district in Mid-City and improving the connection between Mid-City and the Central Business District, from which it is separated by Interstate 10. By re-thinking the relationship between private and public space, the scheme establishes a network of medical buildings that will house hospitals and teaching and research institutions, as well as social and commercial spaces such as restaurants, hotels, and a library. The utility of such a network is exceptional during times of emergency; raised pedestrian pathways can offer sanctuary during flooding. Architectural diagrams illustrate the network qualities of this proposal, demonstrating how these functionally differentiated spaces intersect and are connected across streets with elevated pedestrian walkways. The medical network is thus fully intertwined with the everyday, “support” network in order to produce a comprehensive community that simultaneously re-energizes the edges of Mid-City, which have so long lacked public space.