Carolina Park Elementary School
About the Project
Thompson Turner Construction and Jumper Carter Sease Architects were hired by Charleston County School District to provide design-build services for design and construction phases of the new Carolina Park Elementary School, located near a busy, residential community. Carolina Park Elementary School is a new elementary school designed for 900 students on 22 acres, currently under construction. The facility contains 148,524 square feet, including instructional space for Pre-K through 5th grade. The facility was designed with sustainable initiatives, including incorporating natural light throughout interior spaces with ample windows, carefully placed to maximize the positive effects, while minimizing glare and heat gain. Sun shading devices and translucent glazing are specifically located to protect openings while still allowing maximum day lighting into interior spaces.