About the Energy, Coast & Environment Building
Designed with the University's original plan and architectural style in mind, the Energy, Coast & Environment Building features several design elements consistent with other structures on the LSU campus, including plinth bases, elevated ground floors, a cylindrical rotunda, and the signature feature of LSU's original campus layout—an Italian Renaissance-style tile roof. The circular lobby of the rotunda features an ornately designed terrazzo floor and coffered ceilings.
The Energy, Coast & Environment Building is located at the southwest edge of the LSU campus on South Quad Drive.
Groundbreaking: December 1999
Ribbon Cutting: October 2003
Size: 150,000 sq. ft.
Total cost: $26,573,910
Funding sources: U.S. Department of Energy, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, State of Louisiana
Occupants: The Center for Energy Studies and the College of the Coast & Environment
Style: Italian Renaissance-style rotunda, other elements to complement campus architecture