Greater Baton Rouge Airport District

Banks Elementary School

The Greater Baton Rouge Airport District (District) hired Jones Payne to sound insulate Banks Elementary School located in the Southern Heights neighborhood of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The District created the Sound Reduction Program to reduce noise levels inside schools, churches and community centers impacted by airport operations at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. As project architect, Jones Payne worked with East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools to provide comprehensive architectural services including window and door design, HVAC upgrades, ceiling treatments, and ADA improvements.

The elementary school complex consisted of 23 classrooms located in four 4 wings, with administrative offices, a multi-purpose facility and a library.


  • Installed the following sound insulation materials:
    • New acoustically-rated windows and doors.
    • New central HVAC systems.
    • New acoustic ceilings with upgrades to roof assemblies.
    • New handicapped ramps and railings.
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