10/26/2012 11:03 AM
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Business Education Complex, home to the E. J. Ourso College of Business, is featured in Architecture News Plus, an online magazine focused on publishing relevant and correct information about global architecture and design firms and their works.
The feature on the Business Education Complex, available at http://www.architecturenewsplus.com/projects/2717, includes project details, 16 images and a designer’s statement.
According to the designer’s statement, “The E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana
State University is a glass and steel ‘academical 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, like the E. J. Ourso College of Business on Facebook (LSUOursoCollege) or follow on Twitter (lsuoursocollege).
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012