Projects Architecture

Purdue Student Housing

West Lafayette, Indiana

In association with Ratio Architects, DLZ was selected by the Purdue University Board of Trustees to provide the architectural and engineering professional services for a new 288,000 square feet, four/five story Purdue student housing project on the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus.

The new facility replaced the former Fowler Housing complex. The Project added approximately 560 on campus resident rooms for single students, which include eleven live-in staff.  Each resident room is approximately 140 square feet, including a private bathroom, and  houses one student. Resident rooms are grouped in clusters of ten or twelve students who  share a living room/gathering space and a laundry.

The Project also includes a central community center consisting of conference rooms, a multi-purpose room, a computer lab, student clubrooms, a mail center, and administrative offices. The exterior architecture complements the collegiate style of Purdue University by incorporating red brick, limestone trim, and slate like roofing material on sloped gables. Located near the high tech Discovery Park, new materials such as rain screens and metal panels were also used in the exterior aesthetics.