After a recent settlement between the administration of the Holy Rosary Church and “those involved with the design and construction” of the complexes, the church is moving forward with new plans to redesign the elegant six-year-old complex. The new design, by WHLC Architecture, may not be changing much in respect to the structure – “we are not demolishing the entire buildings” the administration reassures – but the reconstruction defaces the original intent of the simple geometries and material choices made by Trahan Architects when the church complex was first designed in 2004.
Lamar Advertising Headquarters, as designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, is a reaction against the standard office environment; it is a collaborative administrative center, a proposal planned to strengthen a culture of openness. This refurbishment of a 1970’s office building reinvented a segmented office plan into a communal arena to connect colleges and contribute to the communicating whole.
More of Lamar Advertising Headquarters after the break.
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
General Contractor: The Lemoine Company
Landscape Architects: Jon Emerson & Associates
Structural Engineering: McKee and Deville Consulting Engineers, Inc.
MEP Engineering: M & E Consultants
Lighting Design: PHA Lighting Design
Museum Programming: M. Goodwin Associates, Inc.
Civil Engineering: C.H. Fenstermaker Associates
Fountain Design: Fluidity Design Consultants Inc.
Project Area: 30,000 sq ft
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: Timothy Hurlsey & Philip Gould