Purdue University

Institute for Drug Discovery

In a major push toward maintaining and enhancing its position as one of the top universities in the nation in the areas of life sciences and research, Purdue University in West Lafayette embarked on the development of a new building quad to support those areas.  The Institute for Drug Discovery, Lyles Porter Hall and Harrison Street Parking Garage were developed as the initial anchors of this quad with future facilities planned. Design 27 was a part of the overall design team for all three of these structures for the telecommunication requirements specific to Purdue University.


Drug Discovery was designed to be very flexible to accommodate multiple research areas with varying concentrations. An open lab concept is utilized to produce continuous space that promotes collaboration and sharing of equipment and resources. This 65,000 square foot facility was dedicated in the spring of 2014 and promotes the discovery, design and development of new drugs through collaborative efforts in chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biology. A key component of Purdue Moves, this research facility houses world renowned researchers in world class accommodations. The facility provides support for organic synthesis, cell culture, analytical chemistry, molecule purification, biochemistry and molecular biology and fluorescent imaging.