Purdue Memorial Union Ground Floor

Purdue University | Lafayette, Indiana | January 2022

In January 2022, Purdue University reopened the ground floor of the Purdue Memorial Union following $47 million in renovations. The 67,000-square-foot ground floor was renovated with a return to more historical context and imagery with added modern amenities, which include:

  • 11 new dining venues
  • Improved convenience store
  • Four performance stages – three inside, one outside
  • Added fireplace lounge with exterior light wells
  • Two outdoor seating terraces with fire pits
  • Overall seating capacity of 1,044 (900 indoors, 144 outdoors)
  • Multiple collaboration areas with increased technology
  • New, functional, and diverse furniture options
  • Enhanced wayfinding and environmental graphic storytelling
  • Greater accessibility and circulation
  • Gender-neutral restrooms and lactation room
  • Shiel Sexton

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  • Metal studs, drywall, plaster, acoustical ceilings, metal ceilings, and FRP