The Water Campus
CPRT has redefined “Serving the Greater Good” by developing and managing the new Water Campus. Developed just south of downtown, and located at Baton Rouge’s Old City Dock, the Water campus provides a shared location for scientists and engineers to study the problems confronting our coasts. The Water Campus spans over 35 acres along the Mississippi River and will comprise of 1.5 million square feet of space. Home to the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana Cyber Coordination Center, the Center for Coastal & Deltaic Solutions, the LSU River Model Center, and the Estuary Conference and Event Center, the Campus creates a prominent global role for the city of Baton Rouge and the State of Louisiana.
Over the next few years, 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 has ample mixed-use office space and the residences at 200 Water Street. The Water Campus will enhance the efforts to restore and protect the globes coastal environments.