UD MakerGym

Focused on student empowerment and collaboration, the MakerGym is the central hub for the UD MakerNetwork which allows students to turn their ideas into reality.

Project Stats

  • Owner
    University of Delawae
  • Location
    Newark, DE
  • Project Type
    General Contracting
  • Design Professional
    Ewing Cole
  • Market
    Education
  • Square Footage
    6,700

The Pearson Hall MakerGym project included a 6,700 SF renovation to a former Newark Public School gymnasium, which was purchased by UD in 1981.  The MakerGym, which is centered around a 3 ton CNC router features several 3d printers, textiles refinishing, laser cutters, industrial sewing machines, and an advanced manufacturing research center. The MakerGym is the newest makerspace to UD’s campus, which is developing products in such areas as wearable technology, astrophysics, graphic design and multimedia, education and physical mobility.