MDes Studio & Facilities

While enrolled in the MDes, Jacobs Hall and Wurster Hall become your second homes. With its focus on studio practice, hands-on learning, and collaboration, the MDes demands a high level of commitment and engagement. In a given day, you may find yourself debating with a leading practitioner in a seminar room in CED’s Wurster Hall, assembling a drone for medicine delivery at your dedicated studio desk, or testing an augmented reality experience in Jacobs Hall’s visualization lab.

Tour of MDes Spaces

Join Eric Paulos, MDes Faculty Director, and Kyle Steinfeld, MDes Associate Director, as they take you on a video tour of the inspirational spaces available in Jacobs Hall and Wurster Hall to MDes students for their coursework, collaboration and personal research and exploration.


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation @ Jacobs Hall

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation serves as an interdisciplinary hub for learning and making at the intersection of design and technology. Jacobs Hall houses the Jacobs Institute, and also serves as the home base for the MDes program and its students, offering cutting edge prototyping and fabrication facilities, modern classrooms, and dedicated studio space for the MDes cohort.  Learn more about Jacobs Hall .


Bauer Wurster Hall

Bauer Wurster Hall is an expansive and historic building that serves as home to the College of Environmental Design and offers additional resources to the MDes cohorts, including a robust library and extensive traditional and digital fabrication labs. Learn more about Bauer Wurster Hall.