Carolyn Park Middle School
Renovation, Addition, Education, Site Planning
Carrie Laurendine with Chenevert Architects LLC
Renovations to the Carolyn Park Middle School in Slidell, LA was completed by Carrie Laurendine while working with Chenevert Architects LLC in 2017. Renovations included all new interiors at the Student Dining and Gymnasium and a new, state of the art Food Service Kitchen. The campus master plan was reimagined to create a safe environment with dedicated vehicular access/exit, bus drop-off and main campus secured entry. The existing campus was a series of individual building with no cohesive aesthetic or dedicated entrance. The new bus drop-off canopies not only serve to provide cover for students but the canopy highlights the school entrance at its pivot and provides signage for the campus directing visitors from the parking areas. The design team worked with the St. Tammany Parish School Board and school staff to phase the project such that the campus could maintain normal day to day operations throughout construction.