LSU Lady of the Lake Interdisciplinary Science Building

A transformative approach to academic collaboration at Louisiana State University, the new Our Lady of the Lake Health Interdisciplinary Science Building embodies the university’s commitment to excellence in science education and research.


Baton Rouge, LA


142,000 SF



EUI (estimated)


BELOW Benchmark

76% ESTIMATED Vs. similar building type + size


Payette - Laboratory & Interiors Design Architect Newcomb & Boyd - Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer Fox-Nesbit Engineering - Structural/ Civil Engineer CARBO Landscape Architecture - Landscape Architect MAPP Construction - Contractor

Spanning four stories and 142,000 SF, this project is designed to serve as the dynamic hub for the College of Science, bringing together five distinct departments—Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology & Geophysics, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy—in a shared space dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary synergy and discovery.

The building features a thoughtful layout, with state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and collaboration spaces carefully integrated to facilitate student learning and research endeavors. From innovative teaching environments to cutting-edge research facilities, every aspect of the building has been designed with the needs of students, faculty, and researchers in mind.

The LSU Science building incorporates energy-efficient design elements and sustainable practices to minimize its footprint on the Baton Rouge campus. Through implementation of an air cascade strategy and other energy efficiency measures, energy modeling projects an energy use intensity 76% better than the baseline laboratory building under the AIA 2030 Commitment while providing research, teaching, and office spaces with daylight and views for all.

As the new home for the College of Science, the Our Lady of the Lake Health Interdisciplinary Science Building represents a milestone in the university’s ongoing commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and promoting collaboration across disciplines. The building will also house the Dean of the College’s office and the campus’ beloved dairy store (which sells products like ice cream supplied by LSU’s food science department). By providing a centralized space for interdisciplinary interaction and research, the building aims to inspire innovation and facilitate discoveries that will shape the future of science and academia.