Louisiana School for Agricultural Sciences

55,000 sf rural charter school focused on hands on learning of the agricultural sciences

The Louisiana School for Agricultural Sciences (LaSAS) is one of a handful of agricultural schools in our nation and was the first rural agricultural school in Louisiana. Opening its doors to the first eight-grade class of sixty students in 2000, this school was designed to reach a maximum occupancy of 300 students by 2004. The visionary behind LaSAS was Mrs. Linda Bordelon, an educator and farmer, whose desire to see every student reach their full potential, inspired a new school for agricultural sciences. This school’s visioning and implementation was a partnership of school leaders, business leaders, community members and legislators. LaSAS offers a unique blend of the Agricultural Sciences in all areas of the curriculum.

Tipton Associates demonstrated a quality design process of development beginning with a community workshop over three days. The input of all parties was taken into consideration in the full development of the physical plant and philosophy of the school concept. The firm held the highest of integrity in all aspects of the project. Their process from concept to development and completion was an exceptional experience for all of us, and their expertise in taking a concept from the “mind’s eye” and developing it into a breathing, functioning space that houses a unique learning environment is superior. This group took a dream and made it an outstanding reality.

- Linda Boswell Bordelon

CEO, Bordelon Consulting

Recognition 2004 Baton Rouge Rose Design Award Recipient
2004 Louisiana Contractor’s Best of 2004 Award of Merit
2004 Metal Architecture Honorable Mention Award
Louisiana Board Member, "Building a Future in Farming" (Winter 2002)

ClientAvoyelles Parish School Board & LaSAS

ServicesMaster Planning, Architecture & Interiors

Completion Date2001

Tipton Associates

Architecture Planning Interiors

449 Westmoreland Drive
Baton Rouge Louisiana 70806
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