DigiPen Institute of Technology
Project Description: DigiPen Institute of Technology, the world’s first college to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Real Time Interactive Simulation (game development), is moving to a new, larger campus in north Redmond on Willows Road. The new campus will house all DigiPen bachelors and masters degree programs, as well as some of its K-12 initiatives (see companion story in From the Community).
The new campus, which is more than 100,000 square feet, will be custom designed to best fit the needs of DigiPen’s students. It will include tiered-seating auditoriums, classrooms, art studios, electronic labs, a large work area for students to study and collaborate on projects, library, cafeteria with a professional kitchen, student recreation room and a general store.
According to Claude Comair, founder and CEO of DigiPen Institute of Technology, “This move represents a great point of development for DigiPen and the game industry. DigiPen has been teaching students for over 20 years, and with that valuable experience, we are able to design the new campus to provide our students with the best environment to learn, collaborate on projects, live their daily lives and be the most productive. This, in turn, will provide the industry with the best workforce possible.”
“With this new campus all our degree programs are under one roof, enabling the students from the various degree programs to collaborate with each other on projects much more efficiently in an environment similar to what they will encounter in the real world. The functionality and design of this new campus will enhance the quality of our students’ education and experience.”
DigiPen plans to move to their new facility in the summer, starting classes in fall 2010.
|New DigiPen Institute Building|