Architects chosen for downtown Water Campus

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Coleman Partners and global architecture firm Perkins+Will have been chosen to design the first building on the new Water Campus between downtown Baton Rouge and LSU.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1qfP4ub ) the firms were among four finalists for the project along the Mississippi River.

The 45,000-square-foot, $20 million building will be headquarters for the Water Institute of the Gulf, and a research and interpretive center.

The building site is the historical Baton Rouge City Dock, completed in 1926. The building will consist of an interpretive gallery, exhibit areas, offices, research labs, and meeting and conference facilities.

Construction of the Water Institute of the Gulf is set to begin later this year and the building is expected to open in 2016.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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