Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Two new residence halls – Griffin Residence Hall North and Meredith Residence Hall South – opened in August 2020 on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus. The two new residence halls have been delivered on time and on budget through a public-private partnership (P3) agreement. The two new buildings add 1,300 beds to the University’s on-campus housing offerings.
The University selected Plenary Properties Purdue LLC as the project developer through a Request for Proposals process. The project team includes Plenary, Corvias, Gilbane Building Co., MSKTD & Associates, Mackey Mitchell Architects, Schneider Corp., MKSK and Applied Engineering.
At our core, Corvias helps solve our partners’ challenges, and this P3 exemplifies that from the establishment of the team, the successful collaboration and execution over the past two years and now the long-term operation and management of the new facilities.
Griffin Residence Hall North
Griffin Residence Hall North is located north of the Purdue Black Cultural Center on North Russell Street. This facility has suites and semi-suites and a capacity for 570 beds. In addition to living areas, Griffin Hall North has ample study space, and the ground floor features a private apartment for the Executive-in-Residence program. It will be the second apartment for the popular program, now in its sixth year, when distinguished alumni return to campus to mentor students.
Meredith Residence Hall South
Meredith Residence Hall South is located south of the existing Meredith Residence Hall and north of First Street. This facility houses 730 beds with a mix of triple, double and single-occupancy rooms arranged around a centralized bathroom and lounge area. This style of housing allows students to live, collaborate and study with peers who are pursuing the same courses of study. Meredith South was designed as an all-female, STEM-focused student living facility.
In addition to the living areas, the residence halls will also be home to four new retail dining options. Qdoba and Panera Bread will be available in Meredith Residence Hall South, while Chick-fil-A and Jersey Mike’s will be available in Griffin Residence Hall North. York Street Market will temporarily open in Griffin Residence Hall North, and Jersey Mike’s will replace that location later this fall.