The Garage – Evanston

The Garage is the heart of innovation, imagination,
and collaboration at Northwestern.

The Cafe

The Cafe sits at the heart of The Garage, easily accessible to all visitors and residents. It’s a great place to grab a cup of coffee, brainstorm a new idea with a friend, or work on your homework and soak up some of the entrepreneurial energy at The Garage.

Image of students working in The Garage Cafe

The Conference Room

The Conference Room comfortably seats 10 people. The room is equipped with a polycom and AV screen for sharing presentations or video conferences. All of the walls and the table are dry erase for brainstorming and work sessions.

“The Garage” at Northwestern University host the Design for America seminar on Friday, August 7, 2015. (Photo by Jim Prisching)

The Workspace

The Workspace is ideal for large classes and special events of up to 50 people. The room can be set up lecture-style, in small workgroups, or with rows of chairs.

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The Makerspace

The Makerspace is where our students experiment and build. Our Makerspace has an AR/VR Lab (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Lab) and a Prototyping Lab.

Learn more about the AR/VR Lab and staffed hours

Learn more about the Prototyping Lab

Left Brain

Left Brain – the more business-y twin to Right Brain – can comfortably fit 7 people at time at a conference table, making it ideal for team meetings or work sessions.

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Right Brain

Right Brain – the more casual and creative twin to Left Brain – can comfortably seat 4 people. The lounge seating makes it ideal for team creative huddles or casual brainstorming meetings.

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Parking Lot

The Parking Lot is a space where students can go to collaborate comfortably, lounge, and get some much-needed sunlight during the day!

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