Worcester Polytechnic Institute—Innovation Studio & Messenger Residence Hall

Worcester, MA

Type of Project: Ground-Up
Duration of Project: 20 Months
Square footage: 78,000 sf
Partners: Architect: Gensler; OPM: KVAssociates

Noteworthy: The Innovation Studio is the physical manifestation of WPI’s distinctive project-based approach to STEM higher education. This ground-up, five-story, mixed-use facility includes two levels intended for student project work with high-tech classrooms, a robotics laboratory, innovation maker spaces, technology suites, collaboration space, business incubators, an innovation and entrepreneur center, global impacts lab, and an atrium. Achieved LEED® Gold.

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