Studio X Construction Updates

Studio X under construction.

After being a concept in our minds for so long, Studio X’s physical space is finally beginning to come to life! Starting the week after graduation, construction started on the first floor of Carlson. Some of our staff had the opportunity to visit the space and see how the progress is coming along. We were amazed by how large the space felt after staring at the rendering provided by our architects, CannonDesign for over a year. The journey has been documented on the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries Instagram: rclibraries.

Studio X under construction.
View of Studio X from the Landing Pad and Creativity Station area
Studio X under construction.
Standing in the Salon looking towards the Innovation Suite and Medium Collaboration Room
Studio X under construction.
Dry wall progress in the Learning Hub
Studio X under construction.
Medium Collaboration Room starting to take shape

In anticipation of our soft opening in the fall, our team has been busy planning workshops, drafting policies, and ordering and organizing equipment.

A person working to process a stack of VR headsets.
Tagging each headset and adding them to our equipment tracking system

Ten of these headsets will be available for use within Studio X, while the other 10 will be lendable for patrons to take outside of the library. We also received five Insta 360 One X2 360 cameras, which are versatile beginner-friendly cameras. You can also watch us unbox one of the Oculus Quests!

An open case with an Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset in it.
An Oculus Quest 2 headset, unboxed, labeled, added to our equipment tracking system, and organized in its carrying case
a stack of headsets in their cases.
Preparing the Oculus Quest 2 headsets for outside lending

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Ayiana Crabtree
Ayiana Crabtree

Karp Library Fellow, XR Research