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Building 550

Design Group faculty and administrative offices are in Building 550, also known as the Peterson Laboratory Building, which concluded an extensive renovation in March 2010.

When classes are in session, the exterior doors on the Design side are open 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM. Building 550 is closed to non-residents after hours on weekends.

Here are details about rooms in Building 550.

Reservations can be made in advance for hosted activities outside of regular hours. After-hours access may be requested for Design Group Course Assistants: contact your course administrator.

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

Building 550 also houses the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (