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Located on the first floor of the Design & Innovation Building, The Basement was designed to welcome, educate, and encourage collaboration and exploration for our diverse student community of all disciplines. With its large open floorplan, coworking space and prototyping lab, The Basement can accommodate you (and your team) to play and dream bigger.

Coworking Space

basement.pngOpen access hours are available for all UC San Diego students who are looking for a space to work on their startup or innovative idea.


  • Shared desk space
  • Shared conference rooms
  • Shared lounge areas
  • Private phone booths
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Community of other student entrepreneurs

Open Access Hours: Monday - Friday, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Closed on university holidays.

24/7 Access: Basement teams only

Location: Design & Innovation Building, 1st Floor (Room 151)

Accessible to: All UC San Diego students



Prototyping Lab

ucsd-basement-prototype-lab.pngThe Basement teams get exclusive access to various prototyping tools, supplies, and workspace with many hosted workshops and events held here for all UC San Diego students. Find everything you need to explore and develop your ideas!


  • 3D printing with manufacturing-grade materials
  • Soldering and electronics workspaces
  • Space and materials devoted exclusively to creative idea generation
  • Prototyping and Design Support

Location: Design & Innovation Building, Room 152

Accessible to: Basement teams & event participants



Triton Startup Incubator

WILL-LANDRY.pngA top-notch co-working space for student ventures who recently graduated (within the last 2 years) or previously participated in a UC San Diego entrepreneurial program (e.g. The Basement, IGE, StartR, StartBlue, etc.) Located in Design & Innovation Building on the 4th floor, the Triton Startup Incubator can give you the space you need to grow your startup. 

Learn more about the Triton Startup Incubator.



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Open Access Hours

Monday–Friday, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (858) 534-1218

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