Purdue Extension and Soil & Water Conservation District Facility
Purdue Extension is part of a nationwide Cooperative Extension Service. A unique partnership of federal, state, and county governments provides the funding for the service. This program aims to address Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health and Human Sciences, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development.
Along with the County’s Soil and Water Conservation Program, Purdue Extension was a part of leased commercial space. DLZ was retained to give them a new, permanent home at the County Government Complex in Crown Point, Indiana.
The new facility is approximately 11,000 gsf and includes Office Space, a Classroom for up to 100 participants, and a Demonstration Kitchen. In addition to food preparation, their community outreach program will include a Garden and Orchard on-site for master-gardener and crop diagnostic classes. Site Development also includes bioswales, rain barrels, and educational signage as teaching tools.