Case Study

Perkins Rowe Town Center

Baton Rouge’s grandest mixed-use urban village, Perkins Rowe blends shopping, dining, entertainment, office, residential, and grocery in a pedestrian-friendly environment that serves both local residents and visiting tourists.

As a capital city that’s home to robust economic drivers, the ninth largest port in the U.S., and powerhouse Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge experienced a building boom in the 1990s and 2000s, becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the South. Developers recognized the opportunity to provide this flourishing community with a sophisticated new town center. They found a large plot of land with unique zoning which allowed for very dense residential development as well as retail and office: the ideal spot for a mixed-use destination.

Salas O’Brien was the perfect choice for this large, complex project—one which faced tight budgets and timelines, requiring attentive management and proactive communication. Our team provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consulting design services for Perkins Rowe, which clocks in at 745,000 square feet. That’s 375,000 square feet of upscale shopping space, over 225 residential units, and 135,000 square feet of Class A office space.

Shoppers, workers, and residents of Perkins Rowe enjoy premier retailers, popular dining options, and a diverse entertainment line-up, all among amenities like public green space, beautiful courtyards, and historic Louisiana oaks which line the streets of this walkable neighborhood.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Construction Cost:
$150 Million

Project Size:
745,000 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering