Skanska USA has signed a USD 54M contract to renovate and expand the Patrick F. Taylor Hall building on the Louisiana State University (LSU) main campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Skanska USA Building, leading a joint venture with MAPP Construction, will include its full 70 percent share of the contract – totaling $54M – in its second quarter order bookings. The total contract value is $77M.
This 3-story 306,000 SF building, completed in 1977, currently functions as classrooms, labs and offices for the College of Engineering.
The renovation portion of the project will include the reconfiguration of the entire existing Patrick F. Taylor Hall to improve and upgrade way finding and student traffic patterns, classrooms, student support areas, engineering labs, and administration and faculty offices. The expansion portion of the project will add approximately 126,000 SF of classrooms, student support areas, engineering wet labs, teaching and research labs, and faculty offices as well as a new 200-seat auditorium.
The renovation of the existing building will begin in January of 2015, and construction of the new expansion is expected to begin in November of 2014, and the entire Project is slated for completion in June 2017.