current post 10.2014

#iammidcity modular, community exhibit space

LSU architecture students enrolled in the Fall 2014 Mid City Studio are designing and constructing a flexible, modular system for presenting visual information that will change over time on the North side of Letterman’s Government Street location in Baton Rouge. The exhibit is intended to serve as a shifting, changing public space that hosts creative, visual displays directly related to Baton Rouge, Mid City and its residents. The studio is charged with not only designing and making the system, but also designing and installing the first exhibit to be released in conjunction with Mid City Merchants’ White Light Night on Fri., Nov. 21. The project hopes to allow Letterman's to serve as a steward and voice for the surrounding community.  The students will curate and install the first exhibit with the help and expertise of the Walls Project and other local partners.

Project Partners:
Letterman's Blue Print
The Walls Project
Southeast Engineers

The studio is launching the project and a social media effort to celebrate the identity and character of Mid City on Friday, October 10 from 5 to 8 PM at Letterman's. The event hopes to bring people, businesses and stories together in support of Mid City and to raise support for the project. Come share your input and help support the project! Follow the studio on Instagram @midcitystudioBR and use the hashtag #iammidcity to share your photos with us!


Design: Sep 22 – Oct 17 
This phase involves testing ideas and responding to the research conducted. The studio will participate in design charrettes, gather community feedback, test materials, build mock-ups, and create a plan for execution.

Community Meeting: Oct 10 

Community input meeting and fundraiser at Letterman’s Blue Print on Oct. 8.

Build: Oct 20 – Nov 21 
This last phase includes the installation of the project at Letterman’s Blueprint

Unveiling: Nov 21 
White Light Night on Friday Nov. 21 at Letterman's Blue Print