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James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex

Purdue University, Northwest

This project involved the design and construction of a multi-function complex to accommodate student activities, service learning and leadership centers, wellness programs, collegiate sports and intramural and recreational events.

The new facility is also used for university assemblies, convocations, exhibitions and community outreach events, including serving as a meeting and convention location for businesses and civic organizations in the surrounding area. A full catering kitchen is situated in the conference center wing of the building.

The gymnasium seats over 1,500 fans of the men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams, who will play a portion of their home games at this facility.

Reductions in lighting energy consumption are achieved through the implementation of occupancy sensors in occupied spaces of the complex.

Loftus Engineering was responsible for electrical engineering, including lighting, lighting controls, general and emergency power distribution systems.

An emergency generator was also provided to supply standby power to life safety systems such as the emergency and exit lighting, elevator and fire alarm control panel.



Electrical Engineering
Lighting Design




107,000 New Square Feet


Tom Marshall Senior Project Manager


Design Organization (Shive Hattery)

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