Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne, Kettler Hall Student Services Center

Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Rowland Design

  • CLIENT

    Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne

  • AREA

    15,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $1,200,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/2016

Kettler Hall was the first, and only, building on campus when IPFW opened its doors in 1964. Today it is home to the Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Advising, Counseling, and Registrar offices. The building recently received a much needed renovation to its first-floor lobby and west wing.
With five separate office areas for each arm of Student Services, the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$80.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas west wing layout was disjointed and underused. Focused on “student success,” IPFW sought to change the configuration to provide greater access and ease of use for students. Rowland Design reconfigured about 15,000 square feet for enhanced circulation and a centralized student waiting area. The plan now provides a single go-to point for students seeking information.
The new central hub also provides a “hang out” space where students can collaborate and recharge. The technology-rich space offers a wide range of seating configurations and types to support the needs of today’s college students.
New finishes and architectural elements bring energy and interest into the space while reflecting IPFW’s brand and culture.