lsu nicholson gateway
baton rouge, louisiana


The LSU Nicholson Gateway Development infuses an underutilized 26-acre tract of property across Nicholson Drive from Tiger Stadium from the North Gates down to Skip Bertman Drive with a vibrant mixed-use development that incorporates 48,164 retail square feet, 1,197 undergraduate apartment beds, 332 graduate apartment beds, and 794 structured parking spaces with an additional 762 surface parking spaces.  The program is developed into two mixed use structures, one retail building, seven residential buildings, and a parking facility working in conjunction with the LSU Foundation Building to create the Nicholson Plaza faced with retail, a new campus quadrangle with a University Recreation facility, and private courtyards all set within existing live oaks.  The buildings visually draw from the historic core of campus to claim this property as part of the LSU campus, with a blend of stucco, clay tile, dark bronze vertically proportioned windows, and brick veneer

Interior Design
Landscape Architecture

RISE Real Estate Company

Scope / Components
- On-campus mixed-use community
- 26-acre site
- 7 residential buildings
- 763 units / 1,529 beds
- 48,164 sf retail space
- 10,000 sf University Recreation/Fitness Center
- Opened on-time & on-budget, August 2018