Mid City Studio is a not-for-profit, design collaborative whose vision is to create a more unified, resilient, Mid City community around its common geography, history, diversity, and cultural value within the City of Baton Rouge. The studio's mission is to create collaborative design projects and arts-based education programs that focus on strengthening existing Mid City neighborhoods and developing the creative, social, and economic capacity of individuals to shape their communities as they grow and change. Though the studio operates as an independent organization, it began as an informal partnership between the LSU School of Architecture and Mid City Redevelopment in 2012.