It is not going to be completed for months, but Baton Rouge’s new Lee High School is recognized as “a school like no other”.
The plans for what will happen inside the four buildings are even more unusual.
The plan is for the school, which is part of a partnership with LSU, to be a complete 21st century school filled with technology. Special emphasis is being placed on student projects. The resulting design has flexible and adaptive spaces.
The four buildings include a commons building, with a gym and cafeteria, and three academies with distinct themes. The academies will be bioscience, digital and media arts and engineering and robotics. Each one will feature a large, 3 story atrium to accommodate large projects. Architects call this the “wow space”.