Take a look inside LSU’s Patrick F. Taylor Hall following its $116M renovation, expansion

The entrance faces Nicholson Drive Extension on the south side of the LSU campus. The complex was completed in several phases, and collectively encompasses more than 436,000 square feet of usable space, including about 41,200 square feet of student collaboration space, nearly 135,000 square feet of teaching and lab space, 1,576 classroom seats and 272 faculty and staff offices.

Patrick F. Taylor Hall

South Quad Drive


Owner: LSU

Architect: Perkins+Will and Coleman Partners Architects

Contractor: The Lemoine Company

Cost: $116 million

Completed: December 2017

Use: Houses the majority of the LSU College of Engineering departments, as well as the college’s administration

Form follows function: “The new Patrick F. Taylor Hall represents the model for future academic and research space at LSU, from its transparent interior design that reflects the ‘Engineering on Display’ goal, flexible classroom arrangements for modern teaching pedagogies and ample space for students to gather together, to its exterior architecture that is characteristic of the LSU campus. This building, completed on schedule and within budget, is now the largest on LSU’s campus, largest educational building in Louisiana, and largest engineering building in the U.S.”

—Roger Husser, LSU assistant vice president for planning, design and construction

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