Conference Recordings

Revitalizing LSU’s Huey P. Long Field House for Adaptive Reuse

Published October 5, 2021
Presented by Shane Higdon, Tipton Associates | Roger Husser, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College | Allison Marshall, Gensler
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

As educational methods in higher education evolve, space requirements also change. Institutions must explore meaningful ways to renovate existing assets in order to support modern educational needs. This session will discuss how Louisiana State University (LSU) employed adaptive reuse and revitalization to transform a historic and culturally-significant 1932 field house into a collaborative learning center for kinesiology and sociology programs. Join us to learn about the trials and triumphs of the major design interventions and renovations to LSU's culturally-iconic building.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate existing assets for atypical renovations.
  2. Establish protocols and hierarchies for diverse stakeholder engagement.
  3. Explain how to use design vision to build consensus around sensitive modifications.
  4. Adapt program requirements while maintaining both program and historic integrity.


Shane Higdon, Principal Architect, Tipton Associates
Roger Husser, Assistant Vice President, Planning, Design and Construction, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Allison Marshall, Senior Associate, Gensler

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPS21C1431) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit
On-demand CEUs are available for this session. To claim your CEUs, please log in to the SCUP Events Portal to take a brief quiz and download your CEU certificate. Further instructions are outlined in this PDF.

Delivered 10/5/21.

Member Price: $35 USD | Non-member Price: $50 USD
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