11/19/2012 09:44 AM
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Business Education Complex, home of the E. J. Ourso College of
Business, is featured in World-Architects, an online magazine dedicated to promoting
architecture on the basis of its professionalism, uniqueness, and quality of design.
To read the article in full, visit http://www.world-architects.com/en/projects/project-current-review/38690_e_j_ourso_college_of_business.
According to the designer’s statement, “The E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana
State University is a glass and steel ‘academic village’ for business education. The
courtyard site plan and building forms are contextual – recalling the sloped roof
pavilions and arcaded courtyards of the adjacent historic campus. To illustrate a
forward looking aesthetic that embodies the mission of the school, which is to generate
business innovation in Louisiana and the Gulf region, these traditional architectural
forms are constructed of contemporary materials and details.
“The pavilions are clad in ceramic coated translucent mirror glass and the rotunda
is clad in a bronze solar screen resulting in a composition of forms that are ephemeral
apparitions of the original campus. This composition reflects the strong heritage
of the campus while looking to the promises of the future.”
The Business Education Complex, designed by ikon.5 architects, includes 24 interactive-tiered
classrooms, 18 collaborative team rooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a graduate computer
lab, a mock trading room, business commons, café, executive dining room, career services,
and faculty and administration offices.
For more information on the E. J. Ourso College of Business, visit http://business.lsu.edu.
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012