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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Art Museum / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

  • 00:00 - 28 December, 2010
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Art Museum / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Art Museum / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, ©  Timothy Hurlsey
©  Timothy Hurlsey

©  Timothy Hurlsey ©  Timothy Hurlsey ©  Timothy Hurlsey © Philip Gould + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lafayette, LA, USA
  • Fountain Design

    Fluidity Design Consultants Inc.
  • 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
  • General Contractor

    The Lemoine Company
  • Area

    30000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

©  Timothy Hurlsey
©  Timothy Hurlsey

Text description provided by the architects. Situated adjacent to the original 1967 University Art Museum (a replica of an antebellum plantation home designed by noted Louisiana architect A. Hays Town) this museum building serves as a backdrop to the original and defines the edge of a new sculpture garden and plaza. The program includes lobby and public spaces, permanent collection and changing exhibit galleries, museum offices, and art support and archive.

©  Timothy Hurlsey
©  Timothy Hurlsey
© Philip Gould
© Philip Gould

Conceived of as a tightly wrapped solid, the construction module of the new museum responds to the structural rhythm of the original building in order to develop a strong organizational structure for the entire newly developed site. The building’s glass façade hovers above visitors entering the museum, reflecting in its surface the existing Hays Town building and live oaks of the surrounding sculpture garden. Depending upon position and time of day, the glass façade oscillates between opaque and transparent, and at night is rendered in a deep blue light through the use of cold cathode tubes located above perforated metal ceilings, serving to contrast the new museum with its older adjacent neighbor.

©  Timothy Hurlsey
©  Timothy Hurlsey

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Cite: "University of Louisiana at Lafayette Art Museum / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple" 28 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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