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Innovation Hub

Clarkson University

The Innovation Hub project is the dynamic reimagining of the 1970’s Education Resource Center (ERC) located at the center of the University’s Potsdam campus. MCF’s design will transform the existing building into a space for entrepreneurship and collaboration between the Colleges of Engineering, Business and Arts & Sciences. The design removes the walls enclosing the existing library, moves the book collection to a compact storage space on the lower level, and transforms the space into an exciting day-lit “playground” for academic collaboration. The Innovation Hub will feature a dramatic two-story atrium surrounded by group meeting areas, a maker space, a “black box” classroom to support innovative teaching technology, and media editing suites. The renovation also includes an art gallery, a cafe, video-conferencing suites, and group study rooms.The renovated facility will also include a variety of student services such as the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, the Shipley Center for Innovation, a writing center, and the reference library.


Potsdam, NY

Project Title



73,000 sqft.


Maker Space
Center for Entrepreneurship
2-Story Collaboration “Hub”
Library Renovatio
Black-Box Classroom
Student Success, Diversity & Inclusion
Center for International Studies
Student Services

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