The Sullivan Center's classrooms and offices are located in the historic Zabriskie Hall, first constructed in 1905 and given an extensive and technology-rich renovation in 2014. Zabriskie is also home to the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the College Store, a media arts space, Mac and PC computer laboratories, a reading room, and more.
Located on the first floor of Zabriskie Hall and connected to the College Store, The Grind café presents unique opportunities for students who want to learn first-hand the skills needed to keep a small business going. A team of intern-managers serve as president, vice president, human resource manager, finance manager, and operations manager. This group of student administrators is responsible for meeting regularly in order to collaborate and seek each other's input and advice for the progression of the business.
In addition to serving coffee and snacks, the café is a great space for student gatherings, meetings, and celebrations. The management staff plans to work with students in Wells' Museum Studies program to display student-created and curated artwork on the walls.
The largest classroom space within the Sullivan Center is a Wall Street-style Trading Room, with stock tickers, international time, and other features. A more thorough description is pending.
The Innovation Lab is a collaborative space designed for and dedicated to thecreative, human-centered problem-solving process called "design thinking." Students learn to achieve breakthrough solutions to any kind of problem in any field from education to business and medicine. The Lab, created in 2011, has received national recognition for being the only College to make OpenIDEO, run by the number one innovation firm and inventor of the laptop, IDEO Challenge part of a class assignment. Another lass project challenged students to work with Target executives and managers to redesign the experience of shopping for children's apparel and accessories.
Last fall, students in the Innovation and Creative Problem Solving Class collaborated with a manufacturing company in Auburn, N.Y., and used the design thinking process to develop innovative product designs. In January, the company videotaped brief presentations of the students' prototypes.