LSU ART EXPANSION
BATON ROUGE, LA
CLASS PROJECT FOR LSU ARCHITECTURE
The LSU master plan was originally designed with a central axis running through the main quad with Atkinson Hall at the South end. As the school expanded, a smaller quad formed just behind Atkinson sharing the quad with other art disciplines and the school of geology. This quad has continued to be used as a sculpture garden to display the work of the Art and Design College and is the site of the new school addition. Focusing on the surrounding site context and the importance of the axis that runs through LSU campus became a focal point of this project. The axis of the larger quad becomes lost when entering the space of the smaller art quad and the new building addition begins to highlight this axis with a wall. The wall extends from the north end of the site to the south end and is visible to the rest of the surrounding campus as a beacon that highlights the importance of overall LSU axis.