The Purdue University Framework Plan outlined a bold set of principles to guide campus growth and regeneration for the next era in the campus’s stunning land grant history. A key priority was to define and enliven the Third Street corridor that accommodates heavy student pedestrian traffic between the west campus and the main academic district. This work places two new buildings – the student success center and a 300-bed residential hall – above a ground floor of academic, café, and student work space. This new building composition complements a bold street-side tree allée, sheltering a vital zone of sidewalk café space, bicycles, and seating. On the campus side, the building composition frames a series of native oak tree groves sheltering courtyards adjacent to café and student work spaces, raised above a new campus quadrangle. Amphitheater seating navigates the slopes and provides seating for large student events and recreation activities on the quad. A connecting series of walks connect the area to adjacent campus districts.
DumontJanks team members led the development of the above project while employed by Sasaki Associates, Inc. DumontJanks is not associated with Sasaki.