ENAD demolished for new Active Learning Center

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Demolition is underway for the Engineering Administration Building, or ENAD, on Purdue University’s campus. The demolition process began Monday and will last for the next two weeks.

Purdue University Public Information Director, Liz Evans, said the university plans to build an Active Learning Center in its place.

“It’s really an exciting project. This space will be kind of unique on campus,” said Evans. “It will be a hub of activity. A hub of learning for students.”

Evans said the Active Learning Center will consolidate six libraries into one centralized location. It will also include new classrooms with smart boards to provide interactive learning for students.

“It will have classroom space that supports the IMPACT program,” Evans explained. “A very collaborative way for students to learn and for faculty to have a close interaction with students in that learning process.”

Evans said the power plant building attached to ENAD will also be demolished by the mid-September.

“It’s a significant project on campus and construction is very visible right now,” said Evans. “So students, faculty, staff and visitors who are walking in that area — we ask everybody to be cautious. We’re doing all we can that’s safe.”

Evans said the construction on the Active Learning Center will continue the next two years. The university’s plan is to have the facility finished by the 2017 fall semester.

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