Iberville Parish Council on Aging

Maringouin, Louisiana

A community facility for Iberville Parish's senior citizens.

The new Iberville Parish Council on Aging building is located in rural Maringouin, Louisiana. Its design aesthetic pays homage to the Acadian vernacular of Iberville Parish, featuring shaded porches, traditional gabled roof, and a large covered patio. While the building features traditional Acadian elements, the materials used in the design push the boundaries of what one might expect from traditional Acadian architecture.

The exterior of the building exposes its steel structure and combines traditional brick with glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). The interior architecture of the building highlights community centered spaces that are seamlessly integrated with the Acadian inspired exterior. Interior spaces of the building are flooded with natural light and panoramic views looking out into the peaceful country landscape. Through the use of high ceilings, exposed timber trusses, timeless materials, and updated lighting, the interior of Iberville Council on Aging is a warm and inviting environment that caters to this rapidly growing aging population.

The 3,700 square foot building includes a spacious multipurpose room for dinning and social events, a small gym, private offices, and a commercial kitchen. The site also incorporates an existing walking track.