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Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall

Exterior of Mann

Opened: 2007

Cost: $12.4 million


Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971

Major Funding

Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann


25,000 assignable square feet of space for offices, conferences and research.


This facility is home to the Institute for Global Security and Defense InnovationRegenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering and Purdue Policy Research Institute. The facility also houses the Purdue Center for the Environment, Purdue Center for Global Food SecurityPurdue Climate Change Research Center and Center for Global Soundscapes. These centers lead research in biofuels, solar, wind, clean coal, nuclear, batteries, water and hydrogen, as well as biodiversity, climate change, the carbon cycle, hydroclimatology, weather extremes and food security issues. Mann Hall is also home to the Institute Accessible Science Lab (IAS)State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG), Institute for Plant SciencesLaboratory for Agricultural Sensing and Analytics Research and National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure.  

Unique Features

The building's architect and interior designer are from the first women-owned firm to design a Purdue facility. Design features include a flexible layout for new projects and contemporary, open spaces to foster collaboration. Mann Hall has videoconferencing capabilities in meeting rooms.


Steve Rudolph, Building Deputy

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