LSU Nicholson Gateway MasterPlan

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana State University embarked on a project to transform the Nicholson Drive Corridor; the largest underdeveloped tract of University property remaining that is adjacent to the campus core.

Teamed with AECOM, GraceHebert assisted with the development of the Nicholson Gateway Master Plan. This project will turn what has traditionally been the back of the campus into an exciting new gateway district. It will become a place that feels like a part of campus, rather than a service oriented bypass. Vacant and underutilized sites will house new campus facilities and an improved landscape will create a sense of arrival. The change will be dramatic. Upon entering the campus, rather than merely passing by, a visitor will be struck with a powerful impression, a sense of entry, a feeling of ‘wow, I have arrived.’