Purdue University Calumet, School of Management, Anderson Building

Hammond, Indiana

The circa 1960s Purdue University Calumet Anderson Building that houses the School of Management was in need of a remodel to accommodate a reorganized and growing progressive School of Management. The rationale for the remodel included the following objectives: the need for additional faculty offices, creation of an administrative complex and a desire to market ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$105.00FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAdministrative Areas/Offices school’s educational programs.

Because of growth in the program, the School of Management required a remodel of the administrative offices, which created an administrative complex to house the dean, department heads, their support staff and filing requirements.

A primary project outcome was the creation of a student-advising center. Prior to the remodel, student advisers were scattered throughout the floor amid the faculty offices. There was no sense of place or identity for the advising function. The old, inefficient space plan was reworked to create space for offices that are situated centrally and student-centered.

The strong interiors now market the program’s excellent academic quality and the progressive, real-world training the School of Management provides.