Amid pastoral farmlands located in an Opportunity Zone, The Eruptor bridges cutting-edge technologies and advanced digital fabrication within a lush, rural setting less than 1.5 miles away from the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts, a world renowned R&D institute. The landscape is reminiscent of the early days in Silicon Valley.
Built with sustainability in mind and utilizing the finest quality materials ranging from timber, aluminum, concrete and glass, the structure draws from organic patterns and shapes. It upholds the surrounding aesthetic. A jewel-box within the fields, architectural seriality is maintained and valued.
Aside from its design aesthetic, The Eruptor is all about its unique embedded ecosystem consisting of leading-edge technology utilized by educators, scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, artists and pioneers. We are creating a community of like-minded professionals and companies from diverse sectors occupying an 80,000 sf (gross) facility all ideating, and creating something special. Sharing and innovating, yet independent while making, the Eruptor contains a series of tools, both hardware and software driven that help collapse the time it takes for its resident companies (large and small) to crack open new markets and grow existing ones. The creative relationships that will exist within the eruptor between persons, place, partners and products fosters ingenuity making The Eruptor an exciting new model for facilitating 21st century advanced digital fabrication and economic development.
A modern, functional, tech-driven design aesthetic yields an iconic signature to the eruptor. an ecosystem built from the ground up with a functional eye towards flexible space, the facilitation of innovation, immediacy in workflow and, a dexterity in fabrication. The eruptor helps usher in the age of industry 4.0 for its resident companies.
this special weaving of a technological support structure allows companies and entrepreneurs who work within the eruptor to realize a clear and nimble thread interconnecting ideation to fabrication -- rapidly!
A dual platform campus interconnected by an interior/exterior mezzanine for social events, workshops, skunkworks -- any gathering to stimulate creativity and innovation. tech savvy functional space in the north; 3D design, labs and fabrication in the south. state-of-the-art construction, useability and 'green' throughout.