The Steven C. Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education (BRNG, formerly named the Liberal Arts and Education Building, or LAEB) houses the deans' offices for Purdue's College of Liberal Arts and College of Education as well as several departments of each. The building's seven-story office wing, three-story classroom wing, and full basement total 214,000 square feet. Several instructional computing labs, 53 classrooms, and hundreds of offices are located here. It was completed in May, 1993 at a cost of $28.5 million.
Pictured in front of the building is Founders Park -- a beautifully landscaped pedestrian mall with Purdue's historical Loeb Fountain, an interactive water sculpture. Dedicated April 23, 1994 during Purdue's 125th anniversary year, the park is larger than two acres and includes walks, trees, tables, seating, lighting, and retaining walls. The Loeb Fountain, originally located in front of Hovde Hall, is now the centerpiece of Founders Park. It can recycle up to 2,200 gallons of water per minute. Founders Park is named in recognition of the students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and benefactors who helped nurture the University in its early years.