Education, Museums, Performing Arts
Housing Louisiana State University’s Museum of Art, studio art facilities, a regional performing arts facility with a 320 seat main stage, a hundred-seat black box theater, and a dance recital theater, the Shaw Center transformed Baton Rouge and the city’s sense of itself and its possibilities. An historic older building, the “Auto Hotel,” houses classrooms, offices, curatorial spaces, and a gallery for the LSU School of Art.
2008 AIA National Honor Award
2005 Honor Award, AIA Gulf States Region
2005 Honor Award, AIA New England Region
Program: Lobby, gift shop, LSU Museum of Art, art studios, School of Art Gallery, rooftop café, restaurant, rehearsal rooms / black box theater, classrooms, offices, library, collections storage, 325-seat theater with pit and fly loft, rooftop terraces overlooking the Mississippi.
Executive Architect: Eskew + Dumez + Ripple