Coleman Partners Architects
Portfolio / Education
Renovations to Patrick Taylor Hall, LSU School of Engineering
a joint venture project

The renovation and expansion of the Patrick F Taylor Hall included 130,000 square foot expansion of the existing 300,000 square foot LSU College of Engineering and was a designed in concert with our project partners, Perkins+ Will. The scope of work included the conversion of the exterior courtyards into interior “collaborative engineering workshops”. The existing building received a renovation/retrofit complete with new finishes and new mechanical and electrical systems. Because this project was the first phase of a multiphase redevelopment of the southern portion of campus, the existing 1970’s modernist façade was removed and replaced with an architectural precast concrete façade which complements the historic architecture of LSU. The facility features state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, gathering spaces and Commons area, 250-seat auditorium, classrooms and faculty & staff offices. It is the largest academic building in Louisiana and one of the largest freestanding engineering academic buildings in the United States.