Rochester Institute of Technology Breaks Ground on Student Hall for Exploration and Development

Published 5-12-2021
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

Rochester Institute of Technology broke ground in spring of 2021 on the $100 million Student Hall for Exploration and Development in Rochester, N.Y. Designed by William Rawn Associates, the SHED will feature a large maker space where students can prototype new technologies and collaborate on engineering projects. Providing 1,500 classroom seats, the 100,000-sf structure will offer five 150-seat learning venues and 22 standard-size flexible classrooms. The complex will also house performing arts facilities including a reconfigurable 180-seat theater, a music rehearsal studio, a dance instruction studio, and individual rehearsal spaces. Acting as a new campus nexus of creativity and innovation, the project will connect to Monroe Hall and Wallace Library, bringing changes and renovations to those buildings as well. Welliver is the construction manager for the facility with HBT Architects as architect of record. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2023.