Facilities & Resources

ARC maintains a number of facilities and resources for the use of research faculty and students.

Higgins Design Studio (HL 234)

The 1600 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Higgins Design studio, part of the Keck Design Center at WPI, serves as both an innovative classroom and a premier workspace centered on computer-aided design, simulation, and visualization.

With a focus on design technologies and collaboration, the studio is used for lectures and labs in mechanical design and manufacturing, as well as training sessions in Scientific and Engineering Software Applications (SESA).

When not in use, the studio is available for student projects, coursework and faculty research. It is equipped with high-end workstations running software for mechanical design including parametric solid modeling, structural, thermal, fluid and dynamic analysis, and general purpose applications. The Design Studio is built to facilitate student collaboration and teamwork.

To request access to the Design Studio, please visit https://arc.wpi.edu/computing/accounts/.

Poster Printing

WPI provides poster printing services for faculty and students in need of high quality posters for project presentations, conference poster sessions, and other displays in different locations on campus.

The poster printing facility located in HL 234 mainly focused on research posters and coursework. Posters are available in matte and gloss, and there is a fee for printing based on size.  For other poster needs, WPI’s primary poster printing services are located at the Academic Technology Center (ATC) in Fuller Labs.

To request a print, please visit https://arc.wpi.edu/design-studio/poster-printing/.