New metal-clad high school saves old building from condemnation

The new ultra-modern Neshoba Central High School in Philadelphia, Miss., is a far cry from the deteriorating, 50-year-old building it replaced. “The old building was about to be condemned and actually part of it was unusable,” said Superintendent Lundy Brantley. “It’s nice to blast into the 21st century with this great new home. The students and staff seem to love walking into a top-notch building.”

The two-story, 125,000 sq. ft. facility welcomes its 985 students with a high-tech look and contemporary educational amenities. Approximately 55,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD Precision Series Horizontal Wall Panels contributed to the success of the design created by LPK Architects in Meridian, Miss.

The 24-gauge panels were finished in Stone White and Slate Gray and fabricated at Petersen’s PAC-CLAD manufacturing facility in Acworth, Ga. Installation of the panels was completed by Independent Roofing in Jackson, Miss.