Project Type: Addition and Renovation
Client: North St. Paul - Maplewood - Oakdale School District (ISD 622)
Carver Elementary School was originally built in 1958 and LHB was selected to provide full service design services for the most recent update of the Pre-K – 12 facility.
The current project will replace the academic wing with a three-story wing that will accommodate a larger student population, while placing emphasis on the student/teaching experience. The new construction area also includes special education rooms, STEM classrooms, music rooms, administration, staff and student toilets, secure entry provisions and the new cafeteria/food services areas. The existing courtyard is to be infilled providing support spaces for the adjacent functions of the building. In addition to creating flexible functional teaching spaces on the interior, the project emphasizes improving the exterior face of the building.
The facility sits on a 10-acre site that is directly adjacent to Battle Creek Regional Park. Leveraging the proximity to the regional park is an important part of the vision for the school moving forward. The existing academic wing is a walk-out style two story double loaded wing.