John Bapst Memorial High School


John Bapst Memorial High School, Dining Hall Rendering

Bangor, Maine

John Bapst Memorial High School is an independent boarding and day school in Bangor, Maine. It serves approximately 500 grades 9-12 students from over 30 different regional communities and in the last 10 years, has welcomed international students from over 16 countries. In 2014, Bapst introduced it’s Distinguished Scholars Program in which students have the option to choose an area for intensive study (in STEM, Global Studies, or Fine and Performing Arts).

Mr. Davis has assisted JBMHS with their facility visioning, planning, programming, and re-vitalization needs since summer 2008. Representative projects include:

2008 – current: Planning / Master Planning
2008: Fine Arts Rehabilitation
2010: Dorms for the new International Boarding Program
2011: Science Lab Renovations
2015: New Student Center
2015: New Fitness Center
2015: Auditorium Upgrades

Dorms: In order to provide residential facilities for it’s newly established international boarding program, John Bapst renovated two adjacent historically significant buildings into dorms. Originally utilized for business use, the buildings were renovated to provide residential space for approximately 40 students. Following successful permitting with the local regulatory boards (including the Historic District Commission), major work included life safety upgrades, new fire suppression systems, new toilet/shower facilities, and comprehensive accessibility modifications.

Science Lab: With a desire to maintain the historical setting of academic offerings, the original chemistry lab casework was modified/retrofitted with current fixtures and equipment to ensure safety and HC compliance.

Student Center / Fitness Center / Auditorium Upgrades: Johnson Roberts Associates is currently working with the Bapst Community in the rehabilitation of the historically significant auditorium, the rehabilitation of space for the new dining commons / student center, and the creation of a new stand-alone fitness center.