Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tops Off New $45 Innovation Center
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a New England Council member, recently topped-off its new $45 million building: the Foisie Innovation Studio and Messenger Residence Hall.
The 78,000 square-foot building is set to open early Fall 2018 and features high-tech classrooms, an innovation and entrepreneurship center, a global impact lab, and three-floors of residences. The innovation and entrepreneurship center will provide a space to support WPI’s project-based curriculum. The building is named after WPI graduate and major individual donor, Robert A. Foisie. The residence hall within the new building is named after George and Priscilla Messenger, WPI graduates who previously established a scholarship fund at the university.
“The Foisie Innovation Studio will embody and exemplify the experiential, interdisciplinary education our students, faculty, alumni, and staff value so much,” said WPI President Laurie Leshin. “We envisioned a place that will animate and expand the ideas of the WPI Plan for decades to come. In other words, this is pretty ambitious stuff.”