School of Architecture


Architectural Design VII

Architectural Design VII—a service-learning course referred to as Mid City Studio—aims to affect the viability of the Baton Rouge community through thoughtful design, public engagement, and collaboration. Students work closely with the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority to identify neighborhoods, clients, and design projects. Coined “Mid City Studio,” the course addresses critical community needs and builds student leadership skills while reinforcing excellence in design. Students develop design parameters and an architectural program based on analysis of a specific site and the community’s needs. From program development to material selection, the project focuses on long-term environmental, economic, and social sustainability.