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development opportunity

Center for Student Engagement

The Center for Student Engagement, or CoLab as we are calling it, will be a hands-on, collaborative, creative space.

The room layout would be both welcoming and configurable, designed to facilitate group-based creativity and design thinking, while also givings students and student organizations a space to convene.

There would be a place for everyone: a comfy living-room-style area, configurable tables to spread out large project designs, spaces for small group collaboration, a small conference room, and movable glass walls and white boards to define spaces and share ideas.

We envision the CoLab to be a space alive with creativity.

Renovation Process

Phase I : Designs created to determine layout of the space, construction needs, and furniture selection.

Phase II : Construction to remove drop ceiling, modernize lighting, paint walls, and replace flooring.

Phase III : Replace Furniture

Other Activities Planned For This Space

  • Class and group projects
  • Group studying
  • Student organization meetings
  • Small-audience speakers, receptions, parties, and gatherings
  • Semi-private small-group spaces
  • Reservable conference room for student organizations
  • Critique space
  • Vertical storage for portfolios

Cost Estimates

Phase I : Design $2,000

Phase II : Construction $100,000

Phase III : Furniture $85,000

Interested in learning more? ​

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss donation possibilities with you. Email Dan Helwig at dhelwig@pcad.edu to get the conversation started.

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