"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.


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