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Design Group faculty and administrative offices are in Building 550, also known as the Peterson Laboratory Building.

When classes are in session, the building can be accessed by anyone with an active SUNetID M-F 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Building 550 is closed to non-residents after hours and on weekends and University holidays. 

The interior doors to the Design Group faculty and staff offices are open as follows:

Day
Unlocked Locked
Monday 7:00 AM (Brittany) 3:30 PM (Brittany)
Tuesday 6:30 AM (Kristin) 3:30 PM (Brittany)
Wednesday 6:30 AM (Kristin) 5:00 PM (Renee)
Thursday 7:00 AM (Brittany) 3:30 PM (Tammy)
Friday 8:00 AM (Frances) 2:30 PM (Frances)

These times are subject to change due to staff schedules.  Last update 9/10/21 kburns.

Here are Building 550 room details.  (SUNetID required)

Reservations can be made in advance for hosted activities outside of regular hours. (SUNetID required.)

After-hours access may be available for Design Group Course Assistants: contact your course administrator who will forward the request to Kristin Burns.

The Design Group has created guidelines and resources for a quieter workspace in our open landscape environment. (SUNetID required)

Building 550 also houses the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school).

Peterson concluded an extensive renovation in March 2010.  Formerly, the Design Group was located in the Terman Engineering Center