New hub will bring magic of Imagine RIT to campus every day
An ambitious initiative along the Quarter Mile will transform RIT into a maker’s heaven, where the arts and technology converge and ideas percolate freely.
The Innovative Maker and Learning Complex, an unofficial name for now, will have a footprint of more than 100,000 square feet. The facility will occupy the grassy slope overlooking the south side of campus. It will connect the Student Alumni Union with the Wallace Library and create a new nexus point on campus.
“We realized many years ago that if we want a 24/7, lively, urbanistic-feeling community, it’s up to us to build it,” said James Yarrington, RIT university architect and director of planning and design services.