The New Student Center for Innovation at Connecticut College

By: Teagan Atwater '16

Advising Faculty: Emily Chace Morash

“The New Student Center for Innovation at Connecticut College” began as a physical manifestation of Teagan’s interests in entrepreneurship and innovation through maker- and event spaces and grew to become a study of related campus needs for Connecticut College. The design for the building includes, in addition to the Makerspace, student hangout spaces, an eatery, an expanded game room, new offices for multiple campus organizations including OSE, CAT, and PICA, class and meeting rooms, an auditorium, an accessible, walkable roof top garden park, and a multifunction event space with a stage. Within the Makerspace itself, there is a general-purpose work area for students, faculty, staff and community members, a woodshop, a metal shop, a 3D printing and laser cutting room, a full kitchen and dining room, extensive storage space for materials and in-progress projects, a classroom, and a maker library.

Internship: Web Development at Moove-it in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Related Fields: Ammerman Center, Architectural Studies, Computer Science