Salmen High School

Slidell, LA

This 140,000 sf high school addition consists of nine new buildings and connections to two existing buildings. The new buildings include five classroom wings, an administration building, cafeteria, gymnasium and a library building. Elevated 14 feet, construction consisted of timber pile supported concrete footings, structural concrete columns and concrete slab with structural steel buildings. Along with the elevation of the buildings came an elevated walkway covered in aluminum and translucent canopies which allows students to travel from building to building without steps, ramps or the impact of inclement weather. Another feature is a reverse amphitheater concrete structure complete with planters and landscaping. There is covered concrete paved parking under four of the nine buildings and security is accommodated by the brick pilaster and wrought iron fencing and gates which adorn the entire site.

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