The Biloxi Public School District has seen a steady growth towards the north part of Biloxi since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The District is back to it’s pre-Katrina population and as such, the need for a new Jr. High has become apparent. As such, MP was hired to perform full services for this project. The new Biloxi Junior High School will generally consist of two buildings totaling 195,000 square feet constructed around an internal courtyard. The buildings are primarily masonry bearing walls with architectural brick face veneers. The buildings will be cooled and heated with a central plant system consisting of central chillers, cooling towers, and boilers with four pipe fan coils and air handlers throughout the buildings.
The buildings will contain approximately 52 typical classrooms; STEM classrooms, Special education classrooms; science labs with modular lab stations, computer classrooms; band hall with support storage areas, strings classroom, choral classroom, piano classroom; art classroom; media center with computer classroom; double court gymnasium with concessions, stage and basketball/volleyball locker rooms; and cafeteria and kitchen with an inside/outside dining area.
The school is situated on approximately 21 acres, which is part of over 300 acres the district owns and controls surrounding it. The project includes general landscaping, underground utilities, and aluminum canopy covered circulation paths.
M|P is well versed and competent in a multitude of engineering and architecture projects. They have satisfied me and my Board of Trustees in providing attractive projects that are within budget and completed in a timely manner. Arthur McMillan - Superintendent
Biloxi Public School District