To support the University’s world-class educational environment, enrollment growth, and the Purdue Next Moves Transformative Education 2.0 Initiative, the Office of the Provost is embarking on a campus-wide classroom master plan.
“Instructional delivery at Purdue is evolving and therefore our physical space must adapt to meet the demand for innovative teaching strategies,” said Jenna Rickus, vice provost for teaching and learning. “All classrooms, new or renovated, will need to support the learning styles of students and the emerging innovations of our instructors.”
The project is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost and Physical Facilities.
“This master planning effort will have a broad and lasting impact on the West Lafayette campus—functional, flexible and innovative instructional spaces are of paramount importance to Purdue’s continued success,” said Michael Gulich, senior director of campus panning, architecture and sustainability and university architect. “We’re excited to be partnering with the Provost’s Office and the advisory committee to help guide this process and ensure alignment with other campus master planning activities.”
A campus advisory committee will help guide the process. Committee members are:
The national search to find a firm to lead the information-gathering portion of the initiative was implemented this past summer. After thorough vetting, Ayers Saint Gross was selected from a diverse group of highly qualified providers.
Organizers say there will be ways for faculty, staff and others to engage with the advisory committee and the team from Ayers Saint Gross through stakeholder meetings, digital surveys, and presentations. The classroom master planning effort is underway and is expected to conclude in the summer of 2022.