Purdue University, Wiley Dining Court

West Lafayette, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Scholer Corporation

  • CLIENT

    Purdue University Residences

  • AREA

    46,450 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $19,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2008

To dine at Wiley Dining Court is to experience the future of collegiate dining services. In 2000, Purdue University embarked upon a mission to consolidate 11 university dining facilities into five modern dining courts. Wiley Dining Court represents the final piece of the university’s culinary puzzle.

Outside, Wiley pays homage ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMRicca Newmark Design; Sherman Robinson, Inc.CAPACITY500COST PER SQ FT$409.00FEATURED IN2009 Architectural Portfolio the university’s traditional architectural style of brick and limestone construction. However, creative use of angles, arches and sightlines gives the facility a refreshingly modern appeal. Inside, guests are greeted by an open, lodge-like dining atmosphere marked by vaulted wood ceilings; large windows; creative combinations of steel, carpet, terrazzo and tile; and intimate dining areas identified by stylish, individualized decor.

In response to an increasingly diverse student and community population, Wiley features a buffet where diners from inside and outside the university can sample cuisine from around the world. Menu items are made to order by chefs using state-of-the-art commercial kitchen equipment. Stations offering popular favorites such as pizza and burgers are found alongside stations offering international delights such as Thai pasta salad and Brazilian barbecue churrascaria.