MAPP Inks Contract to Revamp Baton Rouge High

MAPP Construction, LLC has recently been awarded a $45.9 million project for the expansion and renovation project at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Chenevert Architects/ Remson Haley Herpin Architects, A Joint Venture are the Architect of Record for this project. The scope of the project includes the demolition of 75 percent of the 17-acre, mid-city site; whole building demolition; and selective demolition of the original, historic 110,000 square-foot school building. Exterior work of the existing appearance involves a major masonry envelope restoration, window replacement and replication, and live oak tree preservation. The new construction is 220,000 square feet of modern aesthetic that will comfortably contrast and complement the almost century-old, original Baton Rouge High School Neo-gothic building. “The project’s prestige, public appeal and media attention managed to attract the finest general contractor in the Gulf Coast Region,” said Sam Herpin of Remson Haley Herpin Architects. “It is clear to the Joint Venture that MAPP is taking this exciting, challenging and rewarding premier project very much to heart.” Construction is scheduled to begin in early August 2010, and an aggressive schedule predicts completion before the 2012-2013 school year.