Purdue University- Agricultural Biological Engineering (ABE) Building

West Lafayette, Indiana


The agricultural biological engineering program at Purdue University will soon have a facility that matches its world-class academic curriculum. The Higher Ed Group at MSKTD is proud to be leading the design team for this complex which involves renovation of a 3-story 37,000 SF existing building, demolition of an existing 1-story structure and replacing it with a state-of-the-art 5-story 125,000-square-foot research facility.  When finished, the new complex will enable ABE departmental research to be housed in one location, supporting food engineering, machine systems, water and environmental research, bio-process and biological engineering.  Key features of the new home for the ABE department include:

  • Large collaborative classrooms
  • Teaching labs
  • Maker spaces
  • Research labs and support spaces
  • Graduate student and faculty offices

MSKTD provided programming, architectural design, interior design, and MEP engineering for the ABE building which has a construction budget of $63.8 million and an anticipated completion date of December, 2020.  This project is being delivered using a CM at Risk delivery method.