LSU Coates Hall Interior Renovation


Baton Rouge, La


Louisiana State Facility Planning and Control & Louisiana State University

Completion Date

April 2017

The basement of Coates Hall had been in the same condition for over 20 years. When the relocation of student services departments became necessary, the university chose to renovate the space to make it more appealing to students visiting the space and staff members working in the space. The first design element that’s visible to visitors is the monumental stair space. This area received a fresh coat of paint, new flooring, and super graphics applied to the wall to indicate which departments are located in the basement area. This cosmetic change helped to activate the space and make the entry more exciting. The restrooms were completely gutted and renovated in the basement. The existing corridors and offices received new finishes and lighting, and the existing media production space was renovated to become a student lounge area.