Southeastern Louisiana University Twelve Oaks Performance Clef


Dufreche-Perkins & Associates was commissioned in 2001 by Southeastern Louisiana University to plan and design a new student space adjacent to the Pottle Music Building and the Twelve Oak Grove on the campus.

The project program was to develop an exterior space for student use and relaxation and small musical performances. Since the site was adjacent to the music building, the designers developed a plan for the area using musical notation as their inspiration. The five lines of the staff were used as organizing elements in the landscape and the bass clef was proposed as the ramp, steps and stage for the performance area.

The project was constructed using architectural detailing and materials consistent with that of the music building and campus architecture.

Since its completion, the area has hosted small concerts, music student performances as well as a space for student rest and relaxation. The area has even hosted an occasional wedding.

This project was awarded a Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects President's Award of Excellence in 2002.