Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple



DESCRIPTION: The Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple was originally built in 2000. The newly renovated 10,890 square foot temple consists of a 1-story structure framed with wood and steel with an exterior clad in a light beige limestone. A comprehensive precedent study was performed to realign the exterior and interior with the historic and classical architecture found in the southeast United States. The complete interior has been redesigned to improve the overall functionality of ordinance and support spaces, incorporate local floral motifs, and increase the spatial volume of key areas of the temple. The exterior has also been redesigned to improve the building envelope along with the overall massing, entry, and tower design. Site improvements and new landscaping are also included in the project scope. Beyond classical ornament, local motifs related to the area include the Magnolia flower, Crepe Myrtles, and seashells.

“The new temple reflects a more classical architectural style…We [also] did a lot of research into the Baton Rouge area and incorporated it into the design both inside and out,”

— Elder Kevin Duncan

Architect of Record: VCBO Architecture
Client: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Size: 10,890 gsf; site development 6.3 acres
Status: Completed 2019

Baton Rouge Stone Panel

Digital Stone Panel Mockup. Image courtesy of Adonis Bronze.


“We traveled today to New Orleans and on the way we stopped at the new Baton Rouge Temple…[It is] a simple elegant style that fits the area quite well!”

— Gailen N. Janet Call

CONTRIBUTIONS: Historic precedent analysis; Design Lead through SD, DD, CD; motif development; presentation drawings, diagrams, and graphics for external client/stakeholder meetings


Catch a glimpse of the renovated Baton Rouge Temple