About Us

Mid City Studio started in 2012 as an extension of the community design work of William Doran, a Professional in Residence teaching for the School of Architecture at LSU. Realizing a significant need in Mid City Baton Rouge for community engagement, education, and design beyond the confines of academia, Doran began working directly with organizations, businesses, and residents. In 2016, he formed Mid City Studio as a non-profit, community design studio with Creative Placemaker and Artist Lynley Farris, who joined Mid City Studio as Creative Director the same year. Doran now serves as Executive Director. Mid City Studio is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Give us a shout to learn more! info@midcitystudio.org

Staff

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William Doran, Assoc. AIA

Executive Director
william@midcitystudio.org
 

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Lynley A. Farris

Creative Director
lynley@midcitystudio.org

 

Board of Directors

Gordon P. Mese

President
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Owner, Garden District Nursery

Justin Lemoine

Vice President
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Principle, ELS Landscape Architecture Studio

Kelly Maples

Treasurer
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Singer / Songwriter and Baton Rouge Native

Haley Blakeman

Secretary
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Dir. of Implementation, Center for Planning Excellence

Lucy Perera

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School and Community Programs Coordinator, LSU Museum of Art