"The Forge"

Panoramic photo of Business in Practice space "The Forge"


"The Forge"

The “Forge” collaboration and innovation reach their peak in the “Forge,” a practice-based learning space where students and the business world converge and move forward to create new partnerships and opportunities.

We’ve dedicated this space as a high-energy, collision point for students in their academic and professional journey. This space serves as a work environment, board room, incubator, client lounge, professional presence, cross-functional team room and project hub–a flexible environment to support the functioning of professional business practice on a variety of levels.


  • Two students working in the Business in Practice Forge

    A front lounge and conversation area greet entering students and guests.  

  • Business in Practice instructor with students in "The Forge"

    Two collaboration booths are also situated in the lounge for casual meetings. 

  • Main work area of the "The Forge"

    The main work area can support four groups of ten in each “pod” or combined into two groups of twenty 

  • Business in Practice instructor with students in "The Forge"

    A twenty-four person board room or multi-person virtual panel are also configuration options within the space. 

  • Business in Practice "The Forge" being used as a cross-functional space

    The space can also be combined into one large space for cross-functional team meetings 

  • Business in Practice class around 70" monitor

    Each reservable pod has a 70-inch monitor that can be controlled wirelessly and contains multiple whiteboards. 

  • Business in Practice instructor at front of class

    Presentation or lecture configurations also possible 

  • Business in Practice students and instructors around a table

    If hosting a meeting with remote members or clients, an “owl” unit provides 360-degree responsive video conferencing, providing an interactive meeting environment.

Reserve "The Forge"
at least 24 hours notice required 
Contact: Susan Mattioni
Email: susan.mattioni@unh.edu

In your email, be sure to include:
1. start and end time, including set-up and breakdown
2. number of attendees
3. any technology needs you may have