St. John the Baptist – Edgard Courthouse
Renovation, Addition, Landscaping, Municipal, Courthouse
Carrie Laurendine with Chenevert Architects LLC
Renovations and an addition to the St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse in Edgard, Louisiana were completed in 2014 by Carrie Laurendine while working with Chenevert Architects. The scope of work included complete interior renovations to the existing courthouse, including restrooms, and the addition of a new Juvenile Services wing along with a new exterior courtyard, additional parking and new, secure courthouse entrance. The design took inspiration from the original building while providing a more open space through natural light and views creating an environment that is more conducive to positive community interactions. The existing entry was enlarged and space planning/traffic flow reorganized to create a more secure, yet at the same time more open, bright and welcoming entry. The renovations and addition were phased to maintain daily courthouse operations throughout construction.