This academic building houses 11 classrooms, breakout rooms for small-group meetings and a 130-seat lecture hall. It will serve as the new home of the Krannert Graduate School of Management. Located at the edge of the campus on State Street, which serves as the main route to Purdue, the building is a landmark that forms a gateway to the university, while making a COST PER SQ FT$223.00CITATIONWork in Progress CitationFEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress transition from the downtown retail district to the distinctive character of the campus. The striking modern design is a reflection of the Krannert school’s pre-eminent role in training technology-based MBAs.
Programmatic elements include four specialized teaching spaces: a behavioral-study lab, a computer lab, a distance-learning center and a 4,000-square-foot student forum. Also included are interactive classrooms and offices for development and fund- raising, recruitment and job placement, administration and faculty.
The building is organized around a central, daylighted crossroads space. It serves as a meeting place—both formal and unplanned—for faculty and students.
"This design uses massive natural lighting and great open spaces."—2000 Architectural Portfolio jury