The Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
The Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering is one of the cornerstones of Purdue's strategic plan and the university's commitment to remaining at the forefront of engineering research and education. Prominently located at the corner of Stadium and Northwestern Avenues, Armstrong Hall is the flagship of the College of Engineering, and provides a dramatic, welcoming northern gateway to Purdue's campus.
A soaring atrium within Armstrong Hall highlights significant Purdue Engineering achievements - from Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon to construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. Future and current engineering students and visitors will be inspired by the promise of engineering wonders to come. The building's design showcases to society the vitality and importance of engineering in our changing world.
With an area of approximately 200,000 square feet, Armstrong Hall houses the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the School of Materials Engineering, and the first School of Engineering Education in the country. It also houses the Dean of Engineering's office, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), as well as the Minority Engineering Program and Women in Engineering Program.
Armstrong Hall is designed to provide the unique educational and research facilities dedicated to teamwork, hands-on learning, community relationships, and interdisciplinary connections necessary for educating the next generation of engineers.
The building has 126,000 assignable square feet that will include more than 20,000 square feet dedicated to research labs and more than 60,000 square feet of undergraduate teaching facilities, including discipline-specific design labs. In the classrooms, Armstrong Hall features learning spaces that facilitate student teamwork, especially for design work, one of the most important facets of engineering education.