6. Lower Level 2
The studio (LL2.220) is central to the Master in Design Engineering (MDE) program. This room is designed for instruction, collaboration, and prototyping. It is the hub of activity for first-year students and program events, including workshops, socials, and reviews, and is often used from early morning through late night.
The studio (LL2.201) offers MS/MBA students a physical space to extend their learning from required courses such as Design Theory and Practice, Technology Venture Immersion, Designing Technology Ventures, and Launch Lab. In addition to a lecture/discussion space, the room includes a hardware prototyping zone with benches and a work zone with table seating. Students gather in the Studio to work on prototyping for their startups, collaborating on team projects, brainstorming new venture ideas, and more.
A below-grade courtyard offers an open-air meeting area or lunch spot, and additional natural light, for those occupying the lower floors of the building.
Faculty and students can take advantage of specialized facilities, such as a two-story motion-capture lab, flight lab, molecular and cellular biology core, and optical imaging suite that occupy the basement levels of the building.