Baton Rouge Magnet High School Historic Renovation and Addition

CHASM served as the Interior Architect on this award-winning, historic renovation and addition project located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The 1927 landmark, high school was saved from demolition by dedicated alumni and concerned citizens.The project included a full rehabilitation and renovation of the existing 100,000 square foot school and a 200,000 square foot addition. CHASM successfully maintained the interior character of the existing school and blended these concepts with 21st century design elements.

  • LocationBaton Rouge, LA
  • Awards2013 AIA Baton Rouge Gold Rose Award – Interior Architect
  • Size305,036 SF
  • Cost$50.1 Million

The Media Center, located on the second floor of the addition, bridges the gap between the existing and new areas of the building. Providing the perfect backdrop to the angular, wood ceiling and tear drop light, the terra-cotta detailing on the upper floors of the existing building are visible through the Media Center’s clerestory windows. This level of complex planning is evidence of a great teaming strategy between the prime joint venture team and CHASM Architecture. This one-of-a-kind project also included a signature 24-hour radio station, dance studio, music rooms, modern classrooms, art rooms, labs, gymnasium, dining area, multipurpose rooms and much more. This is a signature project in the Baton Rouge community and CHASM Architecture played a critical role in its overall success.

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