WEST LAFAYETTE - The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved an updated schedule and plans for the construction of the Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway on the West Lafayette campus. The project will replace the current Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Laboratories with a new facility to serve both the College of Engineering and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

The board also gave approval to plan, finance, construct and award construction contracts for the updated project. Previous plans rolled the project out in two phases. Donor funding has enable to project to proceed as one. 

The 255,000-square-foot building will feature instructional laboratories, design studios and collaborative spaces, and will help accommodate increased enrollment in the College of Engineering and the Polytechnic Institute.

Construction is expected to start spring 2020 and the project is slated for completion in fall 2022.