LSU Union Expansion, Louisiana State University

This major renovation and expansion was based on WTW’s long-range master plan for the facility. Sensitive renovation and additions to the historic mid-twentieth century modern structure, while creating a dynamic contemporary center of student life, were the driving concepts for the design.

Baton Rouge, LA
50,000 SF New /
150,000 SF Renovation


The master plan was based on a web-based survey of more than 4,200 students and faculty, on-campus open-forum work sessions, a financial assessment and pro forma of proposed operations, an architectural program, conceptual floor plans, and a probable budget for the project.

A dynamic new feature is a “Late Night Zone.” A new center for student organizations, additional retail space, and enhanced prefunction, meeting, and conferencing facilities further supports student life.

Designed in association with Baton Rouge-based GraceHebert Architects. Facility Master Plan in collaboration with Envision Strategies.