IPFW Kettler Hall Student Services Center

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Kettler Hall was the first, and only, building on campus when IPFW opened its doors in 1964. Today it is home to the Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Advising, Counseling, and Registrar offices. The fifty-two-year-old building recently received a much needed renovation to its first floor lobby and west wing.

With five separate office areas for each arm of Student Services, the existing west wing layout was disjointed and underutilized. Focused on “student success”, IPFW’s goal was to change the current configuration to allow for greater access and ease of use for students. Rowland Design redesigned approximately 15,000 square feet for enhanced circulation and a centralized student waiting area. The plan now provides a single go-to point for student’s seeking information.

The new central hub also provides a “hang out” space where students can collaborate and recharge. The technology-rich space offers a wide range of seating configurations and types to support the needs of today’s college students.

New finishes and architectural elements bring energy and interest into the space while reflecting IPFW’s brand and culture.