Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Project year: 2003
Address: 710 E St Mary Blvd, LAFAYETTE-LOUISIANA, United States
Latitude/Longitude: 31.150922,121.137506


The new Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum that is part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located at the gateway to the main campus. From the campus it faces a sculpture garden and a Louisiana Plantation House reproduction that is the work of the noted architect A. Hays Town. The exterior of the building is composed of a glazed glass curtain wall forming a reflective backdrop for the Town structure and presenting a sleek flank to visitors entering the museum. The gallery and support space are designed to the highest industry standards, with honed Cordosa limestone and clear maple floors that lead through pure white gallery volumes. The museum makes room for a changing exhibits gallery of 5,000 square feet inside a total pavilion area of over 30,000 square feet. “The gutsy site plan creates a dynamic dialogue between buildings that engages the interiors outward.” – Jury Comments, 2005 AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture.

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Client: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Contractor: The Lemoine Company LLC.
Building area: 30000ft²

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