Aspire apartments incorporate 21st century digital lifestyle



Aspire apartments incorporate 21st century digital lifestyle on Purdue campus


April 4, 2019

Aspire at Discovery Park integrates IOTAS Smart Home Technology in buildings, allowing students to control access, apartment locks, lights, thermostat and outlets using a smartphone.

Aspire at Discovery Park is the first apartment community on the Purdue University campus to feature tech-centric living with an integrated smart home experience for students and residents to meet the growing demand for technology-driven, connected living spaces in the higher education arena.

Aspire, a new three-building, 831-bed community, will open before Aug.19, when the Purdue academic year begins. It is the first development in the $1 billion-plus Discovery Park District, a 450-acre district that will feature 7 million square feet of office and business spaces, housing, parks with trails, research facilities and industrial and manufacturing facilities.


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Aspire, developed by Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions and managed and marketed by its affiliate, Balfour Beatty Communities, will include the IOTAS smart home technology that allows students to seamlessly control building access, apartment lighting, locks and thermostat directly from a smartphone app while on the go.

“Today’s students desire smart home technologies that accommodate their connected lifestyles, and the high demand for this community in the pre-opening phase reinforces that notion,” said Bob Shepko, president of Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions. “Our goal is to stay attuned to and ahead of what students want in their living environments, and we feel we’ve done that at Aspire at Discovery Park. We are excited by the response to this community, and we look forward to bringing the next level of connected living to the students at Purdue University.”

The development offers a variety of studio, two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartment styles. Each unit is equipped with amenities, including high-speed wireless internet and cable, in-unit washer and dryer, and marble and quartz countertops.

Other amenities include:

  • Smartphone video intercom system to identify individuals at the building’s front door and ability to issue virtual keys for guest access.
  • Individual and group study and areas.
  • Crave Food Hall at Discovery Park, offering elevated dining options from artisan burgers and sushi to gelato, coffee and microbrews.
  • 24-hour fitness and wellness center.
  • Gaming center with pool table, ping-pong and televisions.
  • Campus garage parking.

Aspire at Discovery Park is located on the south side of State Street, a major east-west route for people traveling through campus, and is within walking distance to CityBus stops, coffee shops, retail and restaurants.

Set to open in mid-August in Discovery Park District, Aspire at Discovery Park apartment complex incorporates a smart home technology. Using a smartphone app, students can control building access, apartment lighting, locks and thermostat while on the go.

“Aspire establishes a cornerstone of Discovery Park District and sets the stage for the other facilities and residential areas soon to come,” said Jeremy Slater, director of Discovery Park District. “We are very pleased that Aspire has integrated innovative technology within their development, something that is a key factor within DPD, similarly to other projects like Convergence that are under construction.”




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