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The Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering

Construction and Cost

Neil Armstrong Hall

Purdue awards contract for Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering

On Friday, May 20, 2005 Purdue University's Board of Trustees awarded an Indianapolis company a $43.5 million contract to build the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering and extend utilities to the facility.

Of the four companies to bid on the project, Smoot Construction LLC was chosen to be the general contractor.

The total cost for building Armstrong Hall — including site development, utilities, design fees, equipment, furnishings and other construction-related items — is expected to be about $53.2 million.

The state is funding $37.7 million of those costs, with most of the rest being provided by private gifts.

The building will have 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 will feature learning spaces that facilitate student teamwork, especially for design work, one of the most important facets of engineering education.