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The SHED
Student Hall for Exploration and Development

Maker Showcase, Glass Box Theater, Dance

Virtual Tour and Naming Opportunities

*Design and naming opportunities are subject to change.

Gift Area Gift Level Named By Availability
Glass Box Theater Gift Level: $2,500,000 Named By: Frank S. Sklarsky '78 and Ruth Sklarsky Availability: 0/1
Café and Lounge Gift Level: $1,000,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Dance Studio Gift Level: $500,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Maker Showcase Gift Level: $500,000 Named By: Brooks H. Bower '74 Availability: 0/1
Tiger Courtyard Gift Level: $500,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
General Makerspace Gift Level: $250,000 Named By: A Generous Donor Availability: 0/1
RIT ASL and Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) Gift Level: $250,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Expressive Communication Center & Writing Commons Gift Level: $150,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Glass Box Theater Reception Area Gift Level: $150,000 Named By: Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation Availability: 0/1
Green Room Gift Level: $100,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Maker Classroom Gift Level: $100,000 Named By: A Generous Donor Availability: 0/1
Makers' Staircase Gift Level: $100,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
North Bridge Gift Level: $100,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Performing Arts Ensemble Studio Gift Level: $100,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Materials Library Gift Level: $75,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Dressing Rooms Gift Level: $50,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
South Bridge Gift Level: $50,000 Named By: Available Availability: 1/1
Group Study Room Gift Level: $25,000 Named By: Matt Collins '20 Availability: 0/1

Glass Box Theater

Named By:
Frank S. Sklarsky '78 and Ruth Sklarsky
Gift Level:
$2,500,000
Part black-box theater and part exhibit space, the Glass Box Theater will seat up to 180 people for experimental performances and various exhibits. This flexible space includes multi-level viewpoints, retractable floor-level seating, and automated blinds to provide daylight and blackout modes, making it the perfect space for a variety of…
Part black-box theater and part exhibit space, the Glass Box Theater will seat up to 180 people for experimental performances and various exhibits. This flexible space includes multi-level viewpoints, retractable floor-level seating, and automated blinds to provide daylight and blackout modes, making it the perfect space for a variety of activities. (4,300 sf)
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Café and Lounge

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$1,000,000
RIT's on-campus patisserie is a favorite spot for students, faculty, and staff to grab coffee and a bite to eat. The new construction provides an expanded seating area for café patrons to meet, eat, and relax while looking out over RIT's famous Quarter Mile. (1,500 sf)
RIT's on-campus patisserie is a favorite spot for students, faculty, and staff to grab coffee and a bite to eat. The new construction provides an expanded seating area for café patrons to meet, eat, and relax while looking out over RIT's famous Quarter Mile. (1,500 sf)
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Dance Studio

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$500,000
A new dance studio at the south end of Monroe Hall allows for movement classes, ensemble rehearsals, lectures, and presentations while overlooking the south entrance to RIT's campus and the Gene Polisseni Center. (2,680 sf)
A new dance studio at the south end of Monroe Hall allows for movement classes, ensemble rehearsals, lectures, and presentations while overlooking the south entrance to RIT's campus and the Gene Polisseni Center. (2,680 sf)
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Maker Showcase

Named By:
Brooks H. Bower '74
Gift Level:
$500,000
The Maker Showcase is the "Gateway to Making" at RIT and includes a flexible configuration to serve multiple purposes. The Maker Showcase will highlight the inspiring hands-on work of our student clubs and teams, as well as host guest makers-in-residence for exhibitions and experiential learning opportunities. (2,350 sf)
The Maker Showcase is the "Gateway to Making" at RIT and includes a flexible configuration to serve multiple purposes. The Maker Showcase will highlight the inspiring hands-on work of our student clubs and teams, as well as host guest makers-in-residence for exhibitions and experiential learning opportunities. (2,350 sf)
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Tiger Courtyard

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$500,000
The newest space on RIT's famous Quarter Mile, this courtyard brings the bronze Tiger statue back to its original home at the center of campus.
The newest space on RIT's famous Quarter Mile, this courtyard brings the bronze Tiger statue back to its original home at the center of campus.
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General Makerspace

Named By:
A Generous Donor
Gift Level:
$250,000
In the first floor main maker space, students from all over campus will have access to tools and supplies that support a variety of general making activities, as well as laser cutting and 3D printing technology. (1,970 sf)
In the first floor main maker space, students from all over campus will have access to tools and supplies that support a variety of general making activities, as well as laser cutting and 3D printing technology. (1,970 sf)
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RIT ASL and Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC)

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$250,000
The RIT ASL and Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) provides a place for students, faculty, and staff to gather, interact, and learn about Deaf culture and heritage, as well as American Sign Language (ASL). The RADSCC offers a state-of-the-art classroom for teaching and learning, offices and a lounge area that promotes open and clear access to…
The RIT ASL and Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) provides a place for students, faculty, and staff to gather, interact, and learn about Deaf culture and heritage, as well as American Sign Language (ASL). The RADSCC offers a state-of-the-art classroom for teaching and learning, offices and a lounge area that promotes open and clear access to communication and interaction among Deaf and hearing peers and colleagues. (1,300 sf)
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Expressive Communication Center & Writing Commons

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$150,000
This dual space features two critical resources for RIT students. The Expressive Communications Center (ECC) offers an engaged active learning environment to help students shape their lives, professions, and society by developing their ability to express themselves clearly, confidently, and eloquently through public presentations and with groups…
This dual space features two critical resources for RIT students. The Expressive Communications Center (ECC) offers an engaged active learning environment to help students shape their lives, professions, and society by developing their ability to express themselves clearly, confidently, and eloquently through public presentations and with groups and teams. Students receive training and have opportunities for feedback-based practice from expert tutors. This space also houses the Writing Commons where a team of staff including undergraduate, graduate, and faculty writing consultants with expertise in STEM and Humanities disciplines provide both individualized and group feedback and guidance on academic and professional writing at any stage of the writing process. (1,060 sf)
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Glass Box Theater Reception Area

Named By:
Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation
Gift Level:
$150,000
Overlooking the ground floor of the SHED with views of the Atrium and the Makers' Courtyard, this space adjacent to the Glass Box Theater will be ideal for hosting event attendees for pre- and post-event receptions, as well as providing informal seating for students, faculty, and staff when it is not in use as a reception space. (~1,000 sf)
Overlooking the ground floor of the SHED with views of the Atrium and the Makers' Courtyard, this space adjacent to the Glass Box Theater will be ideal for hosting event attendees for pre- and post-event receptions, as well as providing informal seating for students, faculty, and staff when it is not in use as a reception space. (~1,000 sf)
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Green Room

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$100,000
The glass-box theater's green room will host performers and guests before, during, and after performances in a comfortable, welcoming space. (415 sf)
The glass-box theater's green room will host performers and guests before, during, and after performances in a comfortable, welcoming space. (415 sf)
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Maker Classroom

Named By:
A Generous Donor
Gift Level:
$100,000
The Maker Classroom will support a variety of educational activities using innovative teaching techniques for co-curricular classes and safety and training classes. When not in use as a classroom, this space will be used by RIT clubs and teams for meetings and strategy sessions. (595 sf)
The Maker Classroom will support a variety of educational activities using innovative teaching techniques for co-curricular classes and safety and training classes. When not in use as a classroom, this space will be used by RIT clubs and teams for meetings and strategy sessions. (595 sf)
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Makers' Staircase

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$100,000
The Makers' Staircase is the main artery of the SHED connecting the ground and first floor makerspaces, providing easy access to innovative collaborations across disciplines.
The Makers' Staircase is the main artery of the SHED connecting the ground and first floor makerspaces, providing easy access to innovative collaborations across disciplines.
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North Bridge

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$100,000
Two glass-walled bridges connect the SHED to Monroe Hall at either end of the Makers' Courtyard. The bridges offer convenient sheltered walkways with eye-catching views of our "brick city."
Two glass-walled bridges connect the SHED to Monroe Hall at either end of the Makers' Courtyard. The bridges offer convenient sheltered walkways with eye-catching views of our "brick city."
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Performing Arts Ensemble Studio

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$100,000
This large studio offers practice/rehearsal space for a variety of performing arts groups. (495 sf)
This large studio offers practice/rehearsal space for a variety of performing arts groups. (495 sf)
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Materials Library

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$75,000
The Materials Library provides opportunities for students to interact with and explore a variety of physical materials in a tactile way. The aim of the Library is to inspire innovation and creativity - while connecting theory to application - through touch. (305 sf)
The Materials Library provides opportunities for students to interact with and explore a variety of physical materials in a tactile way. The aim of the Library is to inspire innovation and creativity - while connecting theory to application - through touch. (305 sf)
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Dressing Rooms

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$50,000
Three well-appointed dressing rooms for theater performers are conveniently located adjacent to the Glass Box Theater. (280 sf)
Three well-appointed dressing rooms for theater performers are conveniently located adjacent to the Glass Box Theater. (280 sf)
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South Bridge

Named By:
Available
Gift Level:
$50,000
Two glass-walled bridges connect the SHED to Monroe Hall at either end of the Makers' Courtyard. The bridges offer convenient sheltered walkways with eye-catching views of our "brick city."
Two glass-walled bridges connect the SHED to Monroe Hall at either end of the Makers' Courtyard. The bridges offer convenient sheltered walkways with eye-catching views of our "brick city."
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Group Study Room

Named By:
Matt Collins '20
Gift Level:
$25,000
Multiple group study rooms around the SHED and Wallace Library provide students with the spaces they need when it's time to collaborate with their fellow innovators. (195 sf)
Multiple group study rooms around the SHED and Wallace Library provide students with the spaces they need when it's time to collaborate with their fellow innovators. (195 sf)
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