Emmett David joined the LSU Athletics Department in 2012 after serving as director of the Office of Planning Design and Construction at LSU since June of 1996.
He assists in facility and project development, both short and long term, for the Athletic Department and TAF that include various projects such as Tiger Stadium south addition, tennis stadium and indoor facility, gymnastics practice facility, beach volleyball facility, football weight training facility, tiger habitat and Alex Box Performance Center. Recently completed projects include the football operations center additions & renovations, Alex Box Legacy Plaza, Tiger Stadium south plaza bowl recognition, and Tiger Park weight training and performance center.
Among his responsibilities for the university was to serve as facility officer for the Doctoral I Research Institution consisting of 11.2 million gross square feet with 250 primary buildings. He also was responsible for the five-year capital outlay project planning of some $484 million, deferred maintenance reporting and funding; and, ADA and life safety code deficiency projects, budgets and tracking of expenditures of some $200 million. He was responsible for physical development on campus with projects such as Chopin Annex, Residential College, Business Education Complex, Raphael Semmes Parking Garage and numerous major maintenance, repair and restoration projects.
David also coordinated and implemented master plans for multiple departments such as parking and traffic, athletics, veterinary medicine, student health center, union, university recreation, south campus and residential life. He developed long range planning of future projects and the impact of associated displacement and managed space inventory that provided the bridge for current masterplans and campus redevelopment. David also has served as a staff senator.
David graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1982 and obtained a Master of Public Administration in 2006. He is a registered licensed architect by the state of Louisiana.
David and his wife Maurine have two children, Chloe and Gabriel.