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Third Street Suites

Purdue University

This new 5-story apartment-style housing facility added 304 student and resident staff beds to the University's student housing choices. In addition to double and suite-style living spaces, the building supports student success by offering living communities within. The first floor also includes a student success area with a large conference room and offices. A retail space, known as the Emporium, includes a small restaurant and convenience store.

The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification by incorporating sustainable engineering strategies, such as low power density lighting design and occupancy-controlled lighting. The building management system monitors and verify power usage to validate the energy model results.

The project included extending campus utilities to the site, including chilled water, low pressure steam, domestic and fire protection water, storm and sanitary drainage, power and telecommunications.

Loftus Engineering was responsible for the electrical design, including lighting, lighting controls, general and equipment power and fire alarm systems. A diesel generator provides standby power for life safety functions. This project was designed simultaneously with the adjacent Krach Leadership Center project by the same design team. Both projects were bid and constructed together.



Electrical Design
Lighting Design
Sustainable Design




124,100 New Square Feet


Chris Skiba, Director of Capital Projects


Scholer Corporation
Sasaki Associates, Inc.

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