New Lee High School to have '21st-century features'
Baton Rouge Business Report Daily Report
February 25, 2013
By Baton Rouge Business Report Daily Report staff
Published Feb 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm (Updated Feb 26, 2013)
Grace & Hebert Architects, the Baton Rouge-based firm that the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has been selected to design the new Lee High School, says the school will be designed to accommodate 1,200 students and incorporate 21st-century features such as modern classrooms, updated technology, and flexible study areas for student collaboration and socializing. "Our design will provide the latest technology and modern spaces to enhance learning," says Jim French, group senior principal of Kansas City-based DLR Group, which is serving as a design consultant to Grace & Hebert on the project. The current one-story Lee High School on Lee Drive will be demolished this year and will be rebuilt as a two-story school. The $58.5 million project is expected to be completed in time for students in the 2015-16 school year. "We have deep roots in this community and want to help position the EBR school system for future success. Our team is thrilled about bringing the first 21st-century school to the East Baton Rouge Parish community," says Jerry Hebert of Grace & Hebert. In addition to core academic areas, the new school will include a cafeteria, media center, administrative offices, new competition gymnasium, practice gymnasium, auditorium and support spaces, the firms say.