Project Progress

Stay up to date with the latest project photos and drone footage


Video footage of the project's progress

Exciting progress continues. You’ll notice the new addition on the left where the glass façade is beginning installation. This section is additional square footage for the Field House. It includes a 150-seat auditorium-style classroom, a library and meeting room for the Sports Administration Program, kinesiology laboratories in the basement, and conference rooms on the second and third floors for the Schools of Kinesiology and Social Work. The all-glass wall for the two conference rooms will offer sweeping views of the new college lawn. Also featured in this update is the Ochsner Wellness Center. The beams were refinished, and the space is ready for a transformation. The completed area will include a regulation half court, multi-purpose space, weights, and cardio workout areas, a dance studio (on the mezzanine), and men/women/family locker rooms and showers.


Video footage of the project's progress

With this update, you’ll see a spectacular view of the “addition” for this project. The steel structure will house a grand staircase where students, faculty, and visitors may access Kinesiology offices and new conference rooms on level 2, Social Work offices, and a new conference room on level 3. The façade for this addition will be all glass, allowing interior spaces to access natural light and providing an incredibly visual juxtaposition between the stunning and historical attributes of our restored Field House and the new addition. The concrete slab will be the site for the Outdoor Plaza and Terrace, depicted in one of our renderings in the Naming Opportunities section of this website. Spaces inside continue to take shape, including the office suite for the Dean, Social Work classrooms, and the future home of a library/archive for the Sport Management program.

Video footage of the Huey  P.  Long  Field  House Renovations Beam Signing Ceremony

The steel structure is in place for the “new” portion of this project. The new structure will seamlessly connect all spaces and allow traffic to flow from various sections of the building. Once complete, the glass façade will add a stunning visual to the renovated field house and the outdoor plaza and terrace will provide a gathering place for students, faculty, and visitors between classes and during tailgating season. The office walls are also up on the first floor, and the iconic tiger mosaic is visible upon entry to the building. The college also hosted a beam signing ceremony to commemorate this milestone in the renovation project.

Video footage of the project's progress

Progress is amazing! In this video, note the crew is on the promenade and making incredible strides on the college lawn. Both features will be our college mission in action - improving quality of life across the life span. These spaces will allow students to study, stroll between classes, and enjoy connecting with one another. Offices are taking shape and you can see a glimpse of the future outdoor plaza and terrace space.

Video footage of the project's progress

Exterior footage shows progress on demolition to make room for the stunning “glass” addition best depicted in the “Outdoor Plaza and Terrace” image under “Naming Opportunities”. We are seeing exciting progress on the interior spaces as well. Office framing is going up and this historic building is seeing new life every day.


Video footage of the project's progress

More progress. You’ll note the wall is coming down in the back of the pool. The final plans call for this space to be completely open, allowing our students, staff, faculty, and visitors to walk in and out of our courtyard and “outside classroom”.


Video footage of the project's progress

Restoration is underway! In this video you will see scaffolding going up, our contractor’s command center forming in front of the building, and the hard, yet rewarding work beginning.