Purdue Institute of Drug Discovery 

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Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

65,400 SF

Purdue University’s scientists are making drug discovery breakthroughs at the atomic and molecular levels. The Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery provides the environmentally-controlled spaces needed to successfully develop new drugs, in particular, control of temperature, humidity, and growth of molds. It is designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and ground-breaking research in chemistry and biochemistry.

A research laboratory core is surrounded by offices and support spaces. This separates the lab zone from the office zone while still maximizing convenience, comfort, and safety for the users. Windows into the labs maintain a visual connection among areas and enhance daylighting. All of the labs are designed so they can either be continuous and connected or separated into smaller clusters, creating flexibility and adaptability.


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