Purdue University broke ground in January of 2018 on an $86 million apartment complex in West Lafayette, Ind. Providing 835 beds, the three-building, 387,000-sf project will be built by a joint venture of Balfour Beatty, Walsh Construction, and Smoot Construction. Completion is expected by August of 2019. The four-story complex is the first phase of Purdue's $1 billion Discovery Park District, a 450-acre campus offering seven million sf of interior space including research facilities, offices, industrial buildings, a hotel and conference center, and dining and retail amenities. The development will be built out over the next 15 years.