The new Siebel Center for Design is one component of a larger cross-campus, multidisciplinary effort to harness the potential of design thinking and design learning in our teaching, research and engagement. Through this effort, we will channel our students’ outstanding talents to develop expertise, passion and creativity toward issues and lives of consequence. Students from across campus and all fields of study will explore ideas and master skills through action—immersing, designing, making, doing.

The Facility

The new iconic facility featuring more than 60,000 square feet of program space (breaking ground soon) will serve as the central station and headquarters for a campuswide cyber-physical network. The network will foster collaboration and learning across disciplines, realities and cultures. The Siebel Center for Design will embody our institutional commitment to world-class education and discovery with societal purpose and relevance, as we engage the world—to act, to lead, to change.

The Siebel Center for Design will equip students with new and exceptional sets of skills, fostered by a culture of multi- and transdisciplinary education and student-led problem discovery and problem solving.

Design on Campus

The Siebel Center for Design will serve as a hub that inspires our campus community to discuss, question, dream, invent, create and innovate. The Center is envisioned to convene people, immerse them in understanding meaningful challenges for which they design solutions, and connect them to a network of campus, community and global resources.