A Capoeira Dance Academy was designed on this project’s 12,650 SF site at the intersection of Lafayette and Baronne Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans. The theatre space digs below ground allowing passers-by on Barrone to get glimpses into the activated space. Above the ground level are three towers that house six dance studios as well as other supporting academic facilities. The levels are separated into what are considered the “normal” - 2nd and 3rd floors with core program of the school - and the “exceptions” - the lower floors with social spaces for the public and the highest floor with social spaces for the school. In addition to the given program, indoor bike storage and ramp circulation is designed for the school users to provide lacking necessities of the current neighborhood.