LSU New Dairy Complex

Baton Rouge, LA
  • Owner

    State of Louisiana, Facility Planning and Control

  • Square Feet


The LSU Food Science Building Renovation marks the initial phase of a three-phase initiative to construct a new LSU Science Complex, situated on the former site of the LSU Dairy Science Building.

Phase 1 encompassed targeted interior demolition and reconstruction of the Old Food Science Building interiors, including the removal of hazardous materials and complete demolition and removal of the existing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing System. The Old Food Science Building, initially built in 1945, spans two (2) stories and 18,507 SF, with a basement housing mechanical equipment that connects to LSU's central infrastructure, including steam, chilled water, sanitary sewer, gas, and storm sewer systems.

The project also involved the disconnection and relocation of existing Dairy Production and Laboratory Equipment in the renovated spaces. Designed by Eskew Dumez Ripple/Payette Design JV, the renovation of the Old Food Science Building aimed to preserve many historical elements of the building while incorporating modern design efficiencies, including but not limited to upgrades to MEP systems for enhanced energy efficiency. Furthermore, the renovation included several historical restoration efforts, such as point and repair of exterior masonry and applying both fluid and crystalline waterproofing to preserve the exterior building envelope. Notably, the design incorporated custom hexalith vitrified floor tiles for the dairy processing and laboratory areas, manufactured in Germany.

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