LSU President's House - Exterior and Interior Renovations


Originally constructed in 1926 and listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks, the now LSU Residential Life building was once home to the LSU President. This project included both interior and exterior renovations.

Renovations to the existing exterior included:

  • Replacement of the original and ornamental Ludowici (Italian) clay tile roof.
  • Replacement of all historic and original exterior doors and windows with new energy efficient and aesthetically accurate to the period doors and windows approved for this building by the State of Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation.

Interior renovations for the adaptive re-use of the building as offices for the LSU Residential Life Department included:

  • Hazardous material abatement of lead paint and asbestos in the building.
  • Complete demolition of mechanical and electrical systems and selective demolition of interior finishes.
  • Construction of new and restoration of existing partitions and finishes to accommodate new program including a full scale model dormitory room.
  • Repair and restoration of original tongue and groove wood flooring, interior plaster, and cypress casework.
  • Installation of all new mechanical system including variable refrigerant HVAC system and all new plumbing and fixtures.
  • Installation of all new electrical system including all new LED lighting and digital controls throughout.
  • Installation of wet sprinkler system throughout building
  • Installation of new conduit and low voltage wiring for state of the art audio / visual, communications, and security systems.



Project details

  • Categories: Adaptive Reuse
    Historic Restoration
  • Team: Mark Culotta
    Knox Tumlin
    Alton Davis
  • Date : 2018-2020