Studio@Gordon

Studio@Gordon is an active learning and exploration space for project teams, student groups, and classes.

About Studio@Gordon

As the Foisie Innovation Studio takes shape at the heart of the campus, Studio@Gordon has emerged as a place for WPI to prototype and experiment with active learning, informal collaboration, and nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset. Located on the ground floor, Studio@Gordon offers something new in the library: an open work space with flexible furniture and supplies to help with team-building and idea-sharing - ideal for classes, project teams, and student organizations seeking to explore, debate, and pitch ideas. 

How to Reserve Studio @ Gordon

Faculty and staff wanting to reserve Studio@Gordon online, should visit the “Library Spaces/Tech” link on the library website or click here.

Equipment Available in Studio @ Gordon  

Studio@Gordon is designed to support a variety of learning styles and activities. While small groups may use the flexible furniture, white boards, and supplies at any time, the space may be reserved for groups of up to 50 people and set up in advance to provide an environment suitable for a wide range of event types. The space is equipped with:

  • Work tables of various heights and sizes
  • Seating of various designs, from office chairs to soft seating
  • Team building and ideation supplies such as tinker toys, crafting, and office supplies
  • Network ports as well as wireless coverage for the entire space
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser

The following additional equipment may be checked out separately for up to three hours at the Information Desk:

  • Network cables ($15 replacement charge each)
  • HDMI cables ($40 replacement charge each)  
  • Webcam and microphone

Policies and Procedures

WPI faculty and staff may reserve the entire Studio@Gordon space.

  • Reservations to use Studio@Gordon during the library’s open hours must be placed 48 hours in advance and are mediated by Gordon Library staff.
  • Reservations to use Studio@Gordon during hours that the library is not open must be placed two weeks in advance.
  • A projector for the space may be requested at the time the reservation is placed.
  • When Studio@Gordon is reserved for use, signs will be placed around the space informing library users that there may be additional noise on the Ground Level and that Studio@Gordon may not be used for small groups during the designated reservation times.
  • Food and drink are allowed in this space.

Questions?

Questions about Studio@Gordon?

Contact Laura Robinson, Librarian for Project-based Learning and Research Impact, Gordon Library 310, LROB@wpi.edu, 508.831.5414.