SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
A major component of the revitalization of downtown Baton Rouge, the Shaw Center for the Arts is home to the LSU Museum of Art, a community theatre complex, including art incubator space for Louisiana State University's Department of Art designed by Schwartz/Silver Architects, and Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The historic site, across from the Old State Capitol, affords panoramic views across the Mississippi River to the west. The plaza marks the block as a special place within downtown with a pair of interactive fountains and a shifting paving strategy recalling the flow and rippling of the nearby Mississippi. A stand of overarching live oak trees are preserved as part of the plaza. For more information on the project, please visit the Schwartz/Silver Architects Shaw Center for the Arts web page.