Purdue University Calumet, Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)

Hammond, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Scholer Corporation


    Purdue University Calumet

  • AREA

    10,985 sq.ft.





Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) combines advanced simulation techniques with 3-D visualization and high-performance computing to solve challenging real-world problems. 

This multi-disciplinary research center is on the first floor of the Powers Computer Education Building. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMMcGee Designhouse, Inc.COST PER SQ FT$202.39FEATURED IN2013 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYTechnology Centers building’s brick and limestone exterior blends in with surrounding facilities, while subtly announcing its own unique presence. An all-glass entryway welcomes visitors and provides an immediate, tantalizing glimpse of the cutting-edge technologies that lie within. 

The interior features a bright color palette, and uses glass and metal to define and accentuate simulation and visualization laboratories; an immersive theater for advanced research projects and 3-D virtual classroom instruction; faculty offices; and conference rooms.

Inside the tiered classroom, users immerse themselves in a 3-D virtual-reality environment created with the use of advanced projection technologies. Previous CIVS projects have addressed challenges from such disciplines as biomedical, construction, engineering, education/training, economic development, energy, environment, health care, marketing, manufacturing, service and transportation.