Partners in Progress

The Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) and Purdue University have partnered with Browning for the master planning and development of PRF’s land holdings west of Purdue’s campus, with the result being Discovery Park District, a unique, mixed-use district that supports the university’s mission, expands the area’s knowledge-based economy, and enhances the quality of life in the greater Lafayette area. A $1 billion mission-driven development plan slated to take shape over the next 30 years, Discovery Park District will link faculty, staff, students, visitors, and area residents in the support of research, innovation, economic development, and community development.



Founded in 1977, Browning is one of the premiere development companies in Indiana engaged in the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, management, ownership and disposition of investment real estate properties. Comprised of experienced real estate professionals with extensive and varied perspectives and skills in the commercial real estate industry, Browning is guided by an entrepreneurial ethic and demonstrates the ability to respond quickly to ever-changing economic conditions and leverage opportunities, regardless of their complexity.

Purdue Research Foundation

The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Established in 1930, the foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds scholarships and grants; acquires property; protects Purdue’s intellectual property; and promotes entrepreneurial activities on behalf of Purdue. The foundation manages the Purdue Foundry, Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, Purdue Research Park and Purdue Technology Centers. 

Purdue University

Purdue University, a top public research institution, offers higher education at its highest proven value. Committed to affordability, the University has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.