Carnegie Mellon Engineering

MakerWing of Hamerschlag Hall: An Integrated Vision for Collaborative Learning, Making and Research

In Carnegie Mellon style, we are fusing hands-on learning experiences with high impact, solutions-based research in one multidisciplinary hub.

Hamerschlag Hall, the iconic flagship building of the university, is ready for a transformation. We seek to reenergize 40,000 square feet into integrated maker spaces, clustered research environments and open workspaces.

This unique wing will lower barriers to multidisciplinary collaboration while cultivating creative problem solving and "learning by doing." Students across the college will be able to pursue pragmatic designs and functional applications for coursework and independent projects (like Design II capstone design projects and Build18, a freestyle product creation competition).

This transformation will combine:

  • Student Maker Spaces
  • Advanced Manufacturing Laboratories
  • Collaborative Research Space
  • Micro/NanoSystems Laboratory


Our commitment to the Hamerschlag Hall renovation is a commitment to our students, faculty and future. We invite you to join this exciting transformation.

Learn more by viewing our MakerWing video:

Click on the images below to see large versions of Hamerschlag, a cut-away view of the renovation and two renderings of space in the new facility. 

Hamerschlag Hall Cut-Away View Grad Offices Design Workshop

Give now to support the new MakerWing!

For more information, please contact:

Gena Henry
Major Giving Officer
College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University