PNW Campus Planning, Facilities and Space Management Annual Newsletter

October 13, 2022

Annual Space Audit

Each campus department should have a representative to submit the Higher Educational Survey in FM:S no later than Jan 13, 2023. New users should reach out to Rachel Krcmarich, Campus Planning Admin.,, to gain access to this feature in FM:S. End user training will be offered in November, but resources to complete the survey are always available on our website.

Wayfinding & Signage Request Form

A new request form is now available on Facilities website to request updated or new signs.

Bathroom QR Codes

Notice these new signs in the bathrooms? These are a new on-demand system Building Services is using to serve you faster. Need toilet paper or paper towels refilled? Notice a spill? Now you can instantly report it by scanning the QR code and letting us know. Help us by letting us know where attention is needed to keep PNW looking like the premier metropolitan university we strive to be!

Facilities Renewal Plan

Purdue University Northwest is developing a targeted Facilities Renewal Plan to align the university’s physical facility assets with its strategic initiatives, changing academic space needs and student resource expectations. The process began in 2019 with consulting firm Ayers Saint Gross (ASG), an architecture and planning firm specializing in higher education. The planning process has included input from students, faculty and staff to work toward a plan that will respond to current and upcoming space needs and challenges, budgetary considerations, and enriching the student experience.

The plan is in process of development and is expected to go to the Purdue University Board of Trustees for review this fall. The plan will propose updates to both the Hammond and Westville campuses to support PNW’s enrollment projections, student success and engagement in the Northwest Indiana region as a premier metropolitan university

Summer Projects

Gyte Classroom Renovations

Gyte General Academic Classrooms 02, 16, and 26 were renovated over the summer. They feature a capacity of 40 to 60 students, with flexible furniture for active learning. These spaces will be available for scheduling in spring.

Tech 157

A new collaborative space for advising, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and career counseling. This space provides a hub for students to interact with staff and each other as they determine their plans of study, conquer their classwork, and prepare for their futures in the workforce. The space is filled with shareable and interactive work spaces, computer stations, a lounge area, and even a coffee and snack bar. This new and innovative space is sure to become the go-to place for students on the Westville Campus.

Yjean Chambers Hall

Will be available in spring to schedule as a general academic classroom. During its summer renovation the carpet and seating was replaced and the stage was removed to make it a more flexible learning space.