LSU Business Education Complex Featured in World-Architects eMagazine

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.

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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

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012