Metairie Park Country Day announces $11 million expansion _lowres

Illustration provided by Country Day -- A depiction of the new buildings and renovations to come at Metairie Park Country Day School.

An $11 million project announced Tuesday will give Metairie Park Country Day School a new science and engineering building as well as additional art studios. The new two-story, 10,000-square-foot building will contain an engineering laboratory and classrooms for computer science, physics, chemistry and biology, school officials said.

The existing science building will be renovated to provide science classrooms for lower-school students and updated with new clerestory windows that will let natural light flow into the art studios.

The work is scheduled to be completed by August 2017. Waggonner and Ball Architects designed the new space in cooperation with Country Day art and science teachers.

This project is in addition to the cafeteria renovation financed by the Coleman family, which is also scheduled to be completed next year.