LSU Patrick Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Client: Louisiana State University
Project Size: 432,000 SF

The largest construction project in LSU’s history and one of the largest free-standing engineering buildings in the nation, the $116 million Patrick Taylor Hall project had a total programmed area of approximately 432,000 SF. Included in the scope was a new 126,000 SF Laboratory/ Classroom addition and major renovations to approximately 306,000 SF of existing space. 

The project involved removal and replacement of the exterior skin, renovations to include a new 200-seat auditorium with special lighting and sound, parking mitigation for 100 car spaces, roof replacement, demolition and related hazard materials mitigation and abatement. Scope also included associated site work and utilities, associated relocation of students, existing furnishings and existing equipment as necessary to manage the relocation to temporary swing spaces, and relocation back to permanent assigned spaces following the renovation.

In addition, scope included the acquisition and installation of new equipment, new furniture, artwork programming, and information technology hardware including PCs, servers, etc.

A look at Project Scope by the numbers: 

352,250 SF Renovation

109,900 SF New Addition

29,164 SF Mechanical Penthouses

491,314 SF Total (equivalent to 11.3 acres)

This engineering mega project has some incredible project stats including:

9.7 miles of drywall partitions

191 offices

37 classrooms

120 labs

3 atriums