The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is a 83,925 square foot facility that is a collaboration between Purdue University, the Flagship Enterprise Center, the city of Anderson and several local companies. The unique setting provides a connection between academics and advanced manufacturing space that affords students the opportunity to participate in internships and hands on projects. The overall project budget was $14.5 million dollars and achieved LEED Gold certification when completed in early 2017. Highlights of the facility include:
- Advanced Manufacturing – 34,560 sq. ft.
- Makerspace – 11,500 sq. ft.
- Classroom Space – 23,600 sq. ft.
- Innovation Commons – 6,000 sq. ft.
- Business Office – 3,500 sq. ft.
The classrooms were designed to provide a mixture of flexible cooperative learning and traditional teaching methods. The Makerspace and advanced manufacturing areas present students and staff alike a space to create products and experiment with industry grade equipment in an educational environment. KRM Architecture+ engaged Design 27 for the telecommunication systems design that included the structured cabling infrastructure, audio/visual systems and the electronic security/access control requirements.