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2019-04-01

That with an actual building plan. Those will only be made real in the decades to come. This exercise tried instead simply to imagine the future environment in higher education as best we can foresee it now and think about how Purdue physically might adapt itself to fit its strategy and priorities and financial position. We hope youll see the logic that went into it. Have a look. For 150 years, Purdue University has been granting opportunity to dreamers and doers. You can see our footprints across Indiana, around the world, and on the moondriven by hard work, thoughtfulness, and a commitment to reaching further. Our eyes are set on the future, ready to take on the worlds most pressing challenges. Purdue University is guided by Purdue Moves, which is framed by four pillars: affordability and accessibility, STEM leadership, world-changing research, and transformative education. As we look forward, how can Purdues physical campus best support these pillars Currently, the campus is fragmented into five districts. Building on the success of projects like the State Street redevelopment project which better connected the north and south portions of campus, Purdue will create a more connected, vibrant, sustainable, and collaborative environment by moving from five separate districts to one campus. Purdue has developed a master plan that provides a 50 year vision, informing near-term decisions and actions, as well as long term investments that will build upon a framework for open space, circulation, and connectivity to bring the vision of a connected campus to reality. In order to achieve this, the master plan establishes 5 goals: Invest in teaching, research, and collaborative spaces. Prioritize strategic renovations. Focus housing and dining investments. Enhance open space connectivity and campus circulation. And strengthen campus identity and gateways. The campus master plan continues to build upon successful initiatives in teaching and research like the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, and Bechtel Innovation Design Center, with new projects like the STEM Teaching Labs. Strategic renovations will continue, with investments in facilities like the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Building. This work will build on recent efforts like the Grissom Hall and Electrical Engineering renovations. As well as the Hall for Discovery and Learning Research renovations. Knowing academic success is increased through on-campus living, Purdue will *meet growing demand* and academicize residence halls by focusing housing and dining investments in projects such as two new residence halls along Third Street and just south of the existing Meredith Hall. The university will enhance open space connectivity and campus circulation, focusing on the Third Street Conversion, Memorial Mall and Memorial Mall Drive, Agriculture Mall, and The Island Bridge. This will complement the work and development being done in the Discovery Park District and through private organizations near campus. And finally, Purdue will strengthen the campus identity and gateways, with projects such as the Grant and State Street Gateway. This Campus Master Plan will align our physical spaces with the ideal of providing an exceptional education at the highest proven value. Purdue's campus will be strengthened over the next 50 years by better connecting the campus, investing in open space, and maintaining robust utilization of our existing buildings and grounds. We will continue to lead, always building one brick higher, strategically taking small steps and purposeful improvements, to meet the challenges of tomorrow, and to launch the next era of Giant Leaps.