The Master Plan
Once completed, over two decades, over 4,000 scientists, engineers and researchers will work on The Water Campus. It will provide approximately 1.6 million square feet of space for basic and applied research, academic functions, public education resources and displays, and administrative offices, all sufficient enough to meet current and anticipated future needs. The Campus will be the focal point of a new skyline for Baton Rouge and will enhance the efforts to restore and enhance coastal environments.
Phase One: $55 million in commitments from the partners (Louisiana Economic Development, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and East Baton Rouge Government) will fund three buildings for three tenants: The Water Institute of the Gulf, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and LSU Center for River Studies.