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Comprehensive Housing Master Plan

Updated July 2015


Comprehensive Housing Master Plan In 2001, the Department of Residential Life commissioned the development of a comprehensive housing master plan. The architectural planning firm of Hanbury Evans Wright & Vlattas (HEWV) was selected to develop the plan. In developing a master plan, the Department of Residential Life sought to both enhance the quality of life for students living on campus and renovate space to support growing academic programs such as the residential colleges. Adopted by LSU in 2002, the evolution of the housing master plan continues to change housing at LSU in exciting ways. The original plan was set up over 15 years and was broken into three 5-year cycles of activity. This allowed for the periodic reviews of the current conditions and re-evaluation of needs during the life of the plan. In 2006, a review of the plan was completed as the first of the 5-year cycle was nearing its end. Due to the catastrophic weather events of the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, a significant growth in construction costs required an extension of the original plan and re-evaluation of the business plan supporting the housing system. Again in 2008, an additional review was conducted in light of the stated desire for growth in total enrollment to 32,000, increased demand for on campus housing, the need to provide for family housing, and a review of small capital project investment in various buildings. The result was the development of four cycles of activity in support of a 30-year housing system plan and associated financial plan. The following pages review the master plan’s accomplishments thus far and preview projects under construction and ahead in the future. This is a living documents with periodic reviews.


Campus Housing - 2001 Edward Gay Apts.

Kirby Smith

Nicholson Apts. Graham, Pentagon, Broussard

Horseshoe, East Campus Apts. Acadian, Laville Halls, Blake, McVoy

Herget, Miller


Campus Housing - 2015


First Cycle of Activity – 2003-2010 2003: West Campus Apartments Open; North and South Graham Demolished: 2004: Broussard Hall Opens; 2006: Blake Offline for Renovations and Addition; Kirby Smith Retired; 2008: Residential College One - Phase I Opens; West Laville Offline for Renovations; Blake Hall Returns to Service; 2010: West Laville Returns to Service; East Laville Offline for Renovations and Addition.


West Campus Apartments • Opened 2003 • 500 bed spaces – 60 apartments with 4 private bedrooms and 2 baths – 56 apartments with 3 private bedrooms and 2 baths – 41 apartments with 2 private bedrooms and 1 bath – 9 handicap accessible apartments

• Fully furnished • Separate phone line and cable TV jack in each bedroom • Ethernet data connection available in each room • Fully-equipped kitchen • Clothes washer and dryer in each apartment • 12 month facility

The new West Campus Apartment community center includes study space, information desk, activities, programs, a T.V. lounge, e-mail work stations, computer lab, seminar room, lobby space and RLC office.


Broussard Hall

I.T. Residential College

Opened 2004

A former residence hall for student athletes, Broussard Hall became the Information Technology Residential College in 2004. Newly renovated, the building offers students carpeted rooms, and moveable furniture. Two state of the art multimedia classrooms, faculty offices, and computer lab support the activities of this residential college. Students enjoy studying in the newly landscaped courtyard or hanging out in the community space students call “The Aquarium.�


New Residential College Complex • 786 beds – –

428Phase I 358 Phase II

• Oriented to Pentagon and academic quadrangle • East Hall: Faculty in Residence • North Hall: Engineering Residential College • West Hall: Business Residential College • South Hall: Mass Com & Global Connections Res Colleges

Phase I (South and West halls) Opened January 2008 Phase II (North and East halls) Opened August 2012


Blake Hall – Renovation with New Addition – Added 100 beds in a new wing, double semi-suites – Expanded and sub-divided bathrooms in existing hall – Increase overall capacity from 204 to 270

Blake – First Floor


Laville Honors House • Individual study space and lounges on each floor • Central kitchens in each building • Seminar rooms and Faculty Offices • Renovated student rooms • Infill with Facility in Residence apartment

Renovations 2008 – 2012 West Laville Completed August 2010 East Laville Completed August 2012


Second Cycle of Activity – 2012-2019 2011: Kirby Smith Returns to Service. 2012: Residential College One - Phase II Opens; East Laville Returns to Service; Annie Boyd Offline for Renovation; 2013: Annie Boyd Returns to Service; 2015: New Residence Hall (Cypress); Westshore House Opens; 2016: New Greek House Opens; Evangeline Hall Offline for Renovation 2017: Louise Garig Offline for Renovation 2018: New Residence Hall (Spruce), Phase 2 Opens; 2019: Evangeline Returns to Service; Louis Garig Return to Service; Highland Offline for Renovation


Annie Boyd Hall Renovations Opens fall 2012 • • • • • • •

Mixture of 2-person semisuite, 2-person private, and 1-person private rooms Fully ADA accessible New raised patio/courtyard Lounges and study rooms on each floor Central Kitchen at ground level Central air with individual controls in each room All new interiors, windows, and roof

Bedroom Main lounge


New Residence Hall (Cypress), Phase 1

South Entrance

Opened fall 2015, expected LEED Silver Certification • 330 beds, suite-bath • Indoor bike storage • 75-student classroom • 50-student classroom • Three open-air classrooms • Facility offices


Third Cycle of Activity – 2020-2030 2021: Highland Hall Returns to Service 2024: New Residence Hall 2 and New Residential College 2 Opens; Herget Demolished 2025: McVoy Demolished 2027: New Residence Hall 3 Opens; Kirby Smith Demolished 2030: New Residence Hall 4 Opens; Miller Hall Demolished


Fourth Cycle of Activity – 2031-2040 2031: 2032: 2033: 2033: 2037: 2040:

Pentagon Offline for Renovation New Residence Hall 6 Opens; Acadian and Broussard Demolished Pentagon Returns to Service Jackson Returns to Service East Campus Apartment Renovations Start East Campus Apartment Renovations Complete

Comprehensive Housing Master Plan - Updated Jul 2015  
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