"The Forge"

  • Student giving presentation
    BiP: Participate in creative projects
  • Students working in The Forge
    BiP: Access to flexible and adaptable space
  • Students using the collaboration booths
    BiP: Gain new perspectives
  • Students working in BiP Forge
    BiP: Collaborate with peers


"The Forge"

Collaboration and innovation reach their peak in the “Forge,” a practice-based learning space where students and the business world converge and advance 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 functions of a professional business practice on a multitude of levels.


BiP Speaker Series

Don't miss guest speaker, Cathy Scerbo's exclusive talk on organizational agility! For FREE ticket registration and additional information click here!

Guest Speaker Cathy Scerbo


Forge Features




BiP courses integrate active learning techniques within the Forge space. Here, students work with hands-on projects and gain a beneficial skill set that propels them towards real-world success. 


Students Participating in Pizza Game
Russell Miles,
Senior Lecturer-Decision Sciences Department
"We booked The Forge because we needed a space that could easily be configured for a brief lecture, followed by a stand-up team activity.  We opened up the space and had seven teams of students moving around the room." -Russell Miles
  • Two students working in the Business in Practice Forge

    A front lounge and conversation area welcome 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 can be combined for two groups of twenty. 

  • 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 are 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 
Go to EMS site to reserve a space                                                                                               

*Wait for confirmation email to know whether or not your request was approved*
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BiP Forge
     For Additional BiP Info:
        Phone: 603-862-3335
        BiP Forge: 11 Garrison Ave Office 150                        Durham, NH 03824