Michigan State University, The Hive at MSU

East Lansing, Michigan

  • FIRM

    TMP Architecture, Inc.


    Michigan State University

  • AREA

    3,800 sq.ft.





The Hive at MSU is a unique, new collaborative space for students. It is the product of a partnership among the colleges of Engineering, Communication Arts and Sciences, Business, and Residential and Hospitality Services. The Hive is a student-based business incubator environment within the Wilson Hall, a residential facility. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$303.00FEATURED IN2015 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation layout that encourages team building and idea development, this creative commons connects students of different disciplines and engages them in creative entrepreneurship.
The dynamic idea laboratory and adjacent classrooms, which can accommodate 462 people, boast 90 writable and display surfaces, open and private work areas, and a custom semi-circular tiered seating and counter area that supports larger gatherings or presentations. Collaboration is further supported with semi-private breakout areas, a larger Maker Space and semi-private small group rooms.
Dense and highly flexible power distribution provides maximum adaptability, and the space also features dynamic energy-efficient LED light fixtures. A variable air volume air handling unit with demand control ventilation conserves energy when spaces are not in use.