Lake Forest Elementary School

The Lake Forest Elementary School, at the Greater St. Stephens site design program facilitates space for 600 students including classrooms, gymnasium, performance area, cafeteria spaces, and media center. The project consists of a new Construction Type IIB facility containing approximately 116,500 square feet of instructional and support space.

Manning Architects, as part of the construction team, worked directly with the contractor and all infrastructure subcontractors to produce coordination drawings. This documentation assisted the project in identification of all equipment, supporting systems and resolved potential issues of coordination with architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection. The work resulted in a strategically planned approach for construction of these systems which reduced the construction administration process and assisted in an overall reduction in the project schedule.


Orleans Parish School Board
New Orleans, LA


$34 million
116,500 sf

our role:

Provided coordination drawings, aided and fast-tracked construction schedule