Q+A with the Dean: Patrick F. Taylor Hall Renovation and Expansion



What part of the building will be under renovation in the second phase of construction?
The South side of PFT will be closed for renovation. The Camber Atrium and Roy O. Martin Auditorium in the Chemical Engineering Building will be complete in December 2016.

Where can I enter the building?
You may enter on the newly renovated North side of the building, across from the Business Education Complex. Pay close attention to construction zones and signage around the building as they may change from time to time.

Where can I exit the building in case of an emergency?
Follow the lit EXIT signs throughout the building. ALWAYS evacuate immediately when you hear the fire alarm sound.

Should I be concerned about my health and safety during this process?
Safety is of the utmost importance not only to the College, but to the construction management company and LSU’s Health & Safety department. For additional information, the LSU Health & Safety website iswww.ehs.lsu.edu and you may contact their office with any questions at 225-578-5640.

Will student parking be affected?
The student commuter lot will remain open and available to students. 127 new spaces were added to the commuter lot during the first phase of construction.

How long will this entire renovation last?
The construction project is slated to last three years.

When will the Chemical Engineering addition and the first phase of renovation be complete?
The entire North half of Patrick F. Taylor Hall and the new Chemical Engineering Building will be open for fall 2016 classes. With the exception of the Camber Atrium and Roy O. Martin Auditorium which will open December 2016.


Will the location of my classes be affected? 
The location of classes has already been determined through LSU’s Office of the Registrar and will appear on your schedule. Should any last-minute changes occur, you would be notified via email.

Where do I go to see a counselor?
The College of Engineering Counseling & Advising (Student Services) is located in the Audubon Sugar Institute Building. Click here to see a campus map.

Will the location of my department and professors be affected?
Some departments will be moved in the second phase of renovation. Click here for a complete list of location changes.

Will the Chevron Center/Communications Studio still be open?
The Chevron Center for Academic Success has moved to PFT Hall, room 1233.

What other computer labs will be open for students?
Click here for a complete list of the computer labs that are available to students.