The Design Resource Center is an economic, social, and educational asset to downtown Baton Rouge. The center serves as a public show room to past, current, and future development of Baton Rouge. It educates residents about the future growth and development of their city while it also serves as the public liaison between individuals, communities, and design services. The Design resource center brings students and projects into a diverse and vibrant downtown environment enabling an exchange of disciplines and backgrounds between different educational institutions.The creativity and passion of designers in Baton Rouge has re-energized downtown. The goal of this project is to encourage and enable the continued enthusiasm that has returned both commerce and culture to downtown Baton Rouge. The Design Resource Center will assist new businesses, embrace and encourage creativity, and expedite development research.

“This Design Resource Center is an exciting new gathering place and idea incubator to help new projects become reality. It’s a great space for sharing ideas and getting input so as Baton Rouge grows, we do it in the best possible way.” – Mayor Melvin Kip Holden


A Special thanks to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) for the generous seed funding provided to support this platform of collaborative creativity.




Christine Nichols

Davis Rhorer


Lauren Michaud
DDD Staff

If you are interested in sponsorship please visit the Design Resource Center Donation Page or if you are interested in utilizing the space, call the Downtown Development District office at 389-5520.