Spring 2018 Hours

Mon – Thu • 9am – 11pm
Fri • 9am – 9pm
Sat & Sun • 11am – 9pm

• Reduced crit week hours
• Closed holidays and breaks
• Weekly Schedule


Babson Fletcher Building
212 Union Street
Providence, RI 02903

Key Links

• Spring Training Sessions
• Training Test Results
• WebCheckout Reservation
• Equipment Specs
• Co-Works Pricing
• Recommended Service Providers
• Apply To Work

The Foundry is a open-door design studio inspiring transdisciplinary innovative collaboration between Olin, Babson and Wellesley students for the advancement of new or existing projects.


The entire Foundry community must follow the processes and policies listed on the Collaborate & Learn page to maintain access and privileges.


Orientations are given at the start of the semester as part of Co-Works courses. Alternatively, faculty and students outside of Co-Works programming are encouraged to schedule group orientations with the Program Manager.

Our Mission

Working under the RISD Provost Office, Co-Works serves as an interdisciplinary curricula incubator and making research lab. We develop experimental courses, encourage cross-departmental collaboration, and combine a unique selection of digital and traditional making technologies. Co-Works is committed to innovating strategies and building community for sharing ideas across disciplines.

Diversity & Inclusion

Co-Works champions diversity and inclusion in regards to departmental affiliation, discipline and mode of making, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, physical ability, religion, age, and all other facets of identity that inform how and what we create as artists and designers.

Our team of Instructors and Peer Tutors represent many backgrounds, identities, and RISD departments, contributing to a broad array of perspectives and skills that support an inclusive and interdisciplinary community culture.