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Brumfield-Caffey Annex and Student Center Renovation Completed

Released: 03/18/2010

A $2.1 million renovation of the Barbara Brumfield-Caffey Annex and Student Center at LSU Alexandria has been finished, announced Dr. David Manuel, chancellor.

The interior of the 8,600 square foot Brumfield-Caffey Annex was reconfigured with new fixtures and flooring, and fire alarm and sprinkler systems were installed. The building received a new roof and heating and air conditioning units, and the Sentry Room, a conference space seating 20, was added. The annex also was fitted with a hallway that connects a new entrance to the Student Center cafeteria.

The Caffey Annex has a capacity of 520 in lecture-style seating and 275 with tables.

Student Center improvements include a new mezzanine level with student lounge, game room and Student Government office, and a buffet-style serving area was added to the cafeteria. The Bayou Robert Room was enlarged to a capacity of 75, and the Middleton Room was renovated.

The Student Center was built in 1966, and the Brumfield-Caffey Annex was attached in 1981.

“The generosity of LSUA students by way of their approval of student fee increases in 2003 made the renovation possible,” said Manuel. “These are historic and special gathering places on the campus, and the open and welcoming environment invites student and faculty interaction. The modernization of these facilities improves meeting and conference space, enhances the LSUA quadrangle area and complements the new Multipurpose Academic Center.”

Student fees provided nearly all the money for the project. A state capital appropriation of $90,000 was used for improvements to the electrical system.

“For the past two years we’ve been telling new students that the literal landscape of LSUA will change dramatically during their academic careers here. This is part of that transformation along with the new varsity baseball/softball complex that we opened this spring and the Multipurpose Academic Center that’s scheduled for completion in the fall of 2011,” Manuel said.

The project, which was allocated 365 working days, was completed on time by contractor Migues Deloach and architectural firm Ashe Broussard Weinzettle.

The first function in the renovated annex will be the annual LSUA faculty/staff awards dinner March 26.