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Carpenter Elementary

On Sept. 11, 2019, Lake Orion Community Schools' Bond Architect GMB A+E presented the conceptual plans for the renovated Carpenter Elementary school to the LOCS Board of Education.


A design team is working to create a new bus loop, a reconstructed office including a secure entrance, a new STEM lab, two additional classrooms and six additional small spaces for small group learning.

The site will also have redesigned parking for improved traffic flow, including a new bus loop.

The construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2020 and conclude in the fall of 2020.


  • The casework in different areas of the building, the classroom layouts and locker locations were discussed. (Sept. 11)
  • The monument in front of the building citing the initial construction will be preserved and placed in a prominent location near the updated school.
  • The secure entrance is being designed so that visitors must be buzzed in after appearing on a camera and will receive a printed badge for identification in the office before they can enter the rest of the building.
  • The design team is working to ensure multiple layers of security, a district standard across all elementary schools.