Four floors in Building 3 compose the IDC research space (approximately 5,000 sq meters or approximately 50,000 sq feet).
The first floor is dedicated to high precision prototyping and manufacturing to support design, additive manufacturing and prototyping, other prototyping facilities, a technician office, and significant project space to house research projects in systems development, industry and innovators in residence, SME projects in progress, and student projects.
The third floor includes a signature spiral stair case, the formal entry / reception and exhibition space for the IDC, faculty offices, significant researcher space in both larger corporate reconfigurable space and windowed rooms for more specialized research groups, access to a bridge-way between Buildings 1, 2, and 3, and laboratories for High Performance Computing in design, DARES, Human Augmentation, and Composites Design. It also includes a number of pantry areas and informal meeting or lounge spaces.
The fourth floor continues the signature spiral stair case, an informal gathering area for events with up to 80 participants around the staircase, very unique faculty offices, offices for the IDC co-Directors and distinguished visitors or centre-level leaders, significant researcher space in both larger corporate reconfigurable space and windowed rooms for more specialized research groups, a very unique terrace space, and laboratories for a variety of materials design and optics design activities. It also includes a number of pantry areas and informal meeting or lounge spaces.
The fifth and final floor ends the signature spiral stair case, includes an area of industry innovators in residence or corporate labs, chemistry design laboratories, biology design laboratories, meeting spaces, and researcher spaces.