Purdue University, Food Science Building

West Lafayette, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Scholer Corporation

  • CLIENT

    Purdue University, Food Science Department

  • AREA

    125,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $20,518,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/1998

Purdue University’s Food Science Building houses highly specialized research and teaching labs, including a cutting-edge pilot lab functioning as a model manufacturing area.

The use of vibrant colors makes up for the lack of windows in labs by bringing a sense of life into each. The rich harvest colors of caramels, greens, reds and blues are repeated throughout ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$164.14FEATURED IN2000 Educational Interiors2000 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYLaboratories building, and are suggestive of the department’s strong ties to agriculture.

In addition to the research and teaching labs, the facility boasts a plush conference room and a modern computer lab, which has the latest in software technology.

One special feature of the facility is the wine cellar, housing Purdue’s extensive wine collection. Passing through the wrought-iron gates, guests find themselves surrounded by rich wood and leather, creating a pristine dining area.

This new facility is an excellent start to preparing students to become future leaders of the food industry, offering continuous research and learning opportunities.

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