New Main Library at Goodwood, East Baton Rouge Parish

Joint Venture as "The Library Design Collaborative"

LEED Silver Certified Library in the Park

The Library Design Collaborative is a joint venture team working with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and BREC to develop the parish’s new main library in Independence Park. The Library in the Park is a collaborative effort between Tipton Associates Exterior Architect of Record, Dewberry Interior Architect of Record, and CJA.

Embracing its location and inviting patrons to participate in their surroundings, the ultimate product is a true success story – the concept of “library in the park” translated into a reality not only connects the library visually and physically with its environs but engages the public in an exciting new way.

— Mary Stein Assistand Library Director, Administrative Services


Baton Rouge, LA


126,000 sf

Construction Cost

$32 million


  • Library Journal’s 2015 New Landmark Libraries Award Winner
  • American Libraries' 2015 Library Design Showcase "At One with Nature"
  • ENR Texas & Louisiana 2014 Project of the Year
  • Engineering News Record 2014 Best Project Government/Public Buildings
  • AIA Baton Rouge 2015 Members Choice Award
  • Library Journal Magazine September 2015 Library By Design “22 Fresh Icons”

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