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Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center

Alexandria, Louisiana

This 600-seat performing arts theater is located on a prominent downtown site, with its entrance on a diagonal axis with the River Oaks Arts Center just across the intersection. The two buildings compliment each other by being clad in similar materials. The triple flat-arched canopies allude to architectural elements found on other buildings along Alexandria’s main commercial street. The auditorium has a side entry and is split into two 300-seat sections to better accomodate a variety of venues which draw widely disparate audience sizes.