In mid-2019, the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the “Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway” project, a major construction project for Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute and College of Engineering. The new complex will provide a total of 255,000 gross square feet, primarily for instructional laboratories, faculty offices, design studios and collaborative spaces. Consisting of two connected buildings, the complex will increase both the quality and quantity of instructional lab space, provide more dedicated space for active learning and lab-centric instructional methods, and bring together labs that are currently geographically separated.
New laboratories for Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Construction Management Technology, School of Engineering Technology, Department of Computer and Information Technology and Department of Computer Graphics Technology, plus faculty offices, will be located in the complex.
Site preparation began in fall 2019 with construction of a new service drive north of Knoy Hall. The Gateway Complex will replace the single-story Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Labs facilities and wrap around the west and south sides of Knoy Hall of Technology. The complex is expected to open for instructional use in January 2023.