Excerpt from Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ritter Maher Architects is handling the design that will relocate the Arts Council from the Old Bogan Fire Station it has called home since the 1970s. The renovation is turning this closed-in, mid-century modern district attorney’s office—known as The Triangle—into a new 12,000-square-foot, three-story epicenter for cross-disciplinary artist workspaces and galleries, community meetings, public performances and social gatherings.
“This has always been a ‘mission-driven’ endeavor. The Capital Region embraces its cultural diversity, and the Arts Council supports that mission, but without a ‘home base,’ a place where artists and creative consultants can collaborate and brainstorm and feel inspired, we really felt like opportunities for cultural elevation were being missed. By establishing the Cary Saurage Community Center for the Arts, we now have a tangible, physical center for the cultural advancement.”
– Scott Ritter, principal with Ritter Maher