Electronic Arts and Louisiana State are expected to confirm a land deal which will break ground on a 94,000-foot facility on the college campus, with an expectation completion sometime late next year. The $30 million building is being initially being paid for by State and Federal grants, but the video game publisher will be paying a yearly rent of $465,000 for use of the space.
The three story building is planned to be divided by a traditional academic building on the first floor (with a classroom, conference and equipment rooms, and a coffee shop), the campus’ Center for Computation and Technology on the second, and an EA office on the third. The publisher and university first struck a deal with a QA facility on campus back in 2008, where many of the company’s employees were students. Their current deal is set to expire in 2018.