The Purdue University System is one of the largest in the country, with over 75,000 students attending multiple campuses. Our planning work covered the flagship campus in West Lafayette, and three regional campuses, Calumet, North Central, and Fort Wayne. Each campus has a unique identity and mission, and plays a vital role in educating the citizens of Indiana and of the world. The specific mission profiles of each campus required unique, nuanced planning responses and space analyses, and the resulting master plans celebrate the university’s legacy while advancing the goals and objectives of the university’s strategic plan. The link between the strategic and master plans was fundamental, and the two were developed in tandem. For the flagship campus, the central challenges were to reintegrate the academic core with the research mission, and to embed this activity in a vibrant and active fabric of residential life. The development of a clear connective open space framework was key to the solution.
DumontJanks team members led the development of the above project while employed by Sasaki Associates, Inc. DumontJanks is not associated with Sasaki.