Design Studio

The 1600 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Higgins Design Studio, part of the Keck Design Center at WPI, serves as both an innovative classroom and a premier workspace centered on computer-aided design, simulation, and visualization.

With a focus on design technologies and collaboration, the studio is used for lectures and labs in mechanical design and manufacturing, as well as training sessions in Scientific and Engineering Software Applications (SESA).

When not in use, the lab is available for student projects, coursework and faculty research. It is equipped with high-end workstations running software for mechanical design including parametric solid modeling, structural, thermal, fluid and dynamic analysis, and general purpose applications. The Design Studio is built to facilitate student collaboration and teamwork.


  • Sunday 12 pm – 12 am
  • Monday 8:30 am – 12 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am – 12 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am – 12 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am – 12 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm

During term breaks the lab hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.

The lab is closed when WPI is closed.

To request access to the Design Studio, please fill out the access request form here. Access is granted based on demonstrated need for the facilities for a WPI course or project.

Last Updated on June 23, 2023