Purdue Polytechnic High School

South Bend, Indiana

After searching to find a site for the Polytechnic High School Program in the South Bend area, the school was able to find a perfect location in the former Studebaker Automobile Factory Building 113 for their initial program, with the intent to grow over the next several years.

JPR was hired to design and program the Purdue Polytechnic High School space.  The initial capacity includes several flexible classroom spaces to provide for the evolving chart program that is expected to grow over the next four years.  The area is located on the mezzanine level directly above the Purdue Polytechnic Institute to allow for an additional level of flexibility as both the Institute and High School can share space if necessary.

The large windows and glass walls provide an open feeling that lends to the collaborative concepts that the school is known for.  The modern design cast against the historical architecture of the Studebaker Building makes this space well-suited for a school that is “reinventing” high school by transforming education from preparing the student for the industrial age to preparing students for the information age.  

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