The first floor will house a permanent Makerspace, open to all students at Harvey Mudd and across the Claremont Colleges. This highly functional space will be adjacent to and linked with repositioned engineering machine shops in the Libra Complex, establishing the main level of the building as a multidisciplinary, collaborative hub.
The facility is to achieve sustainable strategies. There will be physical and virtual connectivity to the existing Beckman basement, the Libra Deck Plaza, Platt Boulevard (private) and Dartmouth Avenue (public).
The space will create room to grow from 16 to 25 faculty positions over time and will include faculty offices, clinic and project studios, teaching and research laboratories and collaboration spaces. The larger space dedicated for computing will allow us to create more contiguous CS space, bringing together previously fragmented elements such as student project space, Clinic Program work areas and computer labs.