Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Guidry Beazley Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple / Guidry Beazley Architects
- Year : 2006
Photographs :Timothy Hursley
Manufacturers : Accutrack Systems, Armstrong Flooring, Blum, Ipe, Ipe decking, McKeon, Super Sky Skylights, UNA Core Aluminum Panels, VMZINC, Won-Door
Text description provided by the architects. A cooperative endeavor between the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) and the University of Louisiana Lafayette, the Louisiana Immersive Technology Enterprise was conceived as an economic generator for the greater Lafayette region.
This 62,000 square foot technology center provides unprecedented research and development opportunities utilizing computer visualization technologies for a wide range of clients, from oil and gas exploration companies to university researchers.
In addition to the 40,000 square feet of office space designed for several data technology companies, the project contains a variety of high performance immersion environments including a 200-seat auditorium, two teaching conference rooms and a 3-D visualization cube (or CAVE). The cube is the first total immersion environment of its kind in the state, and one of only a handful in the nation.