A resource for everyone.

A welcoming space for all. Whether it’s through a course, student group, independent project, or shop therapy, no experience is necessary and all pursuits are welcome.

Students working on pearl millet thresher prototype

Explore the possibilities.

The nuts and bolts of using the center.

Student on metal rocking bench

Your laboratory for inspiration.

See what you can do with our capabilities and equipment.

The Center for Design has fostered unbounded exploration in the MAKING realm since opening its doors in 1996– always as a campus wide transdisciplinary resource for all.  The Center for Design is a legacy program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Foundation which generously funded its inception and operation for many years, with a special focused in assistive technology and universal design for much of its history.
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