Innovation Studio

The "front door to innovation” at WPI, the The Innovation Studio brings WPI’s distinctive project-based approach to life. 

The first and second floors of the 78,000-square-foot residential and classroom facility, which opened in August 2018, include a teaching laboratory currently configured as a robotics lab; a makerspace; high-tech classrooms for the Great Problems Seminar; the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and a welcoming café. Atop the Innovation Studio, Messenger Residence Hall promotes integrated living and learning.

The Innovation Studio

Within The Innovation Studio, you will find:

  • McDonough Maker Space and Fitzgerald Prototyping Lab
  • Aberdale Active Learning Classroom and Oliver Active Learning Classroom
  • Noiles Teaching Laboratory
  • Class of 1964 Connections Gallery
  • Global Lab with Scherer Video Recording Suite
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
  • Café featuring Joy Empanadas

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m
Sunday: CLOSED

Information Center Service Desk

Opens at 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends during the academic year.

Email the Innovation Studio team with any building-related questions or concerns. 

Stimulating Innovation

WPI’s entrepreneurial ecosystem builds an essential mindset for problem solvers.

All day - Rubin Campus Center
Student teams representing all WPI academic departments will present the results of their Major Qualifying Project (MQP) to their faculty advisors and sponsors.
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Innovation Studio
The Alumni Association will present its 2023 awards for professional achievement and service to WPI


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