Memorial Union Renovation, Purdue University

In association with WORKSHOP

The transformation of the union's ground floor brings natural light and twelve new venues

The Purdue Memorial Union renovation, a partnership with Workshop Architects and Aramark, will bring twelve new venues, an improved convenience store, performance stages, fireplaces and fire pits. The renovation seats 900 indoors and 150 on the outdoor terraces. Environmental graphics will share the history of campus.

Included among the venues is Walk-Ons, a Louisiana-bred favorite with Purdue ties, from co-owner, Purdue alum, and former New Orleans Saints superstar Drew Brees. Tipton Associates is proud to collaborate on the first non-traditional Walk-On’s, and to bring the popular sports bar to a new audience. Follow along with the renovation here.

LocationLafayette, IN


Construction Cost$47 million

ClientPurdue University

ServicesArchitecture, Foodservice Design

Completion DateJanuary 2022

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