Our Staff

Meet the team behind Purdue University’s Office of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability.
 Michael J. Gulich, Director, Campus Master Planning and Sustainability
Michael J. Gulich, AIA, LEED AP, LFA is the Director of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability at Purdue University and is responsible for directing the campus master planning process for Purdue's 19 million square foot campus and for providing the vision, organizational strategy, and focus for advancing sustainability efforts campus-wide.  Additionally, Mr. Gulich oversees campus planning, architectural, and landscape design standards and provides leadership and approval related to campus aesthetics.  Purdue University, home to more than 38,000 students, is a major research institution and is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture.
Mr. Gulich, who received his LEED-AP designation in early 2002, worked for Croxton Collaborative Architects (CCA) prior to coming to Purdue.  At CCA, he served as Vice President and director of the firm’s initiatives in High Performance Buildings and Strategic Sustainability Consulting.  Mr. Gulich has more than 15 years of prior experience in the management, design, and practice of architecture for a wide client base including commercial, institutional, and public agency organizations.  At CCA, he also provided green / sustainability leadership and facilitation for school, health care, and institutional projects, and was an in-house mentor on topics of green design and technologies and LEED®.

Max Driscoll photo Max Driscoll, Assisistant Director, Campus Master Planning and Sustainability

Max Driscoll joined Purdue University as the assistant director of sustainability in the Campus Master Planning and Sustainability department in February 2017.  Max serves as the primary representative for sustainable design and construction management best practices and green building rating systems. He provides support to the Sustainability Committee (SUSCOM), the Student Sustainability Council (SSC) and other sustainability committees and groups on campus. Also, Max will manage the development and implementation of the University’s Sustainability Strategic Plan. Max is a registered architect and brings more than 16 years of high-performance sustainable building design, planning and implementation experience to the position, having most recently served as director of sustainability for Croxton Collaborative Architects (CCA) in New York. Among other responsibilities at CCA, Max managed the implementation of sustainability for all projects at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Prior to his time at CCA, Max worked for seven years as a staff environmental scientist for Terranext.

 Allison Leavitt, Senior Campus Planner

Allison joined Purdue University’s office of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability as Senior Campus Planner in 2016. She provides expertise to the team in landscape architecture, planning, and sustainability. She received a BS in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University, is a registered landscape architect in the States of Indiana and Ohio, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Before coming to Purdue, Allison spent over twenty-five years in both public and private practice in the greater Cincinnati area.
In addition, Allison obtained an interdisciplinary doctorate from Miami University in Regional Ecosystem Management and a Masters in Environmental Science. She is coauthor of several chapters in Sustainability Perspectives for Resources and Business, a textbook produced by the Miami University Sustainability Project. Allison served in leadership roles for community projects such as Sustainable Cincinnati: A Regional Indicators Project and Livable Landscapes: A Conservation Development Program with the Miami Valley RC&D.
 Sarah Vaughn, Assistant to the Director of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability
Sarah has been with Purdue University since 2008. Previous to her position in the Office of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability, she was as Secretary for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. Sarah graduated from the Purdue University Accomplished Clerical Excellence (ACE) program in spring 2011 and is a part-time undergraduate student, pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Her favorite sustainability initiative is the campus Farmers Market because it encourages people to purchase locally grown foods that are also delicious.

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