The Brown Design Workshop (BDW) in Prince Lab is an on-campus makerspace open to all Brown/RISD students. We are a key to the overall re-envisioning of engineering, which aims to make the disciplines of creation and design within the School of Engineering, more collaborative, open, flexible and accessible to all parts of campus.

With new technologies the opportunities have never been greater, nor more accessible for a wide range of students. These developments provide a unique opportunity to unite classroom and experiential learning.

We have trained Monitors on duty during our open hours. They can be identified by their aprons. 

Please learn more by exploring the menu at the top of this page, visiting our page on Brown's site, or the Brown School of Engineering