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Otterbein University | STEAM Innovation Center, Phase 1

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Project Description

Otterbein University’s new STEAM Innovation Center is built on an ambitious plan. It gives students a place to innovate, experiment, and collaborate alongside companies that are doing the same thing. It provides space for students in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (“STEAM”).

The University’s goal is to create fruitful partnerships between students and businesses – ones that take ideas from napkin sketches to market. The Center is the first of its kind in the country.

High-tech maker spaces foster invention. The Center is full of places to build and experiment, such as a 3D printing workshop, a wood shop, a CNC machine shop, paint booths, and welding booths.

The STEAM Innovation Center occupies a re-purposed warehouse on campus. The project is being completed in 3 phases, with Phase 1 completing the new infrastructure and approximately 30,000 SF of the interior.

Services: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, fire protection, and lighting design

Project Stats
Design Date: 2015
Completion Date: 2016
Square Footage: 60,000
Name: Otterbein University