Shrewsberry was the Landscape Architect of Record for the State Street Redevelopment Project, as a key contributing member of the Plenary Roads State Street (PRSS) Team. A partnership between the City of West Lafayette, Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation to finance, design, construct and operate this $120 million corridor improvement project.
The State Street Redevelopment Project was a complex endeavor located within a major college campus embracing an urban entertainment and central business district and separate riverfront retail development, multiple roadway corridors, and most importantly a tight budget and timeframe for completion in advance of Purdue University’s 150-year anniversary. Our team was selected based on our proposal to embrace the Client’s defined goals, vision, and objectives and deliver maximum value for the life of the Project. The improved roadway corridors form a perimeter loop road around the Purdue University campus and the State Street spine connecting the campus core with adjacent entertainment and retail districts.
Shrewsberry’s responsibility as the Landscape Architect was to ensure that the design meets the anticipated aesthetic goals through close integration with the PRSS team and ownership entities to incorporate various design elements that promote a multi-modal roadway and bring vibrancy to the streetscape. Bringing to the project an eye for proportion, scale and appropriateness of selected materials, our team utilized its ability to communicate across design disciplines to ensure efficient and cost effective implementation of the construction plans. As part of the State Street corridor, Shrewsberry landscape architects oversaw the transformation to a ‘Complete Street’ emphasizing pedestrian, bicycle and mass transit in addition to vehicular travel. Key highlights of this transformation included reduction in vehicular travel lanes, a separate urban bikeway corridor, enhanced sidewalks, pedestrian gathering areas and safety improvements.