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DIB ExteriorAbout the Building

Welcome to the Design & Innovation Building. Completed in 2021, the Design and Innovation Building (DIB) is UC San Diego's 74,000-square-foot dedicated hub and your campus resource for all things entrepreneurial.

Each floor is designed to help our incredible community of students, faculty and staff explore their ideas, learn how to think  and have the ability to move through each floor on their way to making a much larger impact on society with their ideas and potentially, their own startup.

This is your home to incubate and accelerate groundbreaking ideas... to design, create prototypes, test, fabricate, launch a startup and commercialize.

Discover the many opportunities you have at your fingertips here at the DIB.  Come tour the building, its unique floors, including:

The Basement

Maker Space

The Design Lab

Entrepreneurship Center


Watch and learn more about the DIB at its grand opening!


Grand Opening of DIB

Grand Opening of DIB featuring multiple floors

Grand Opening of DIB exterior


 Read "UC San Diego Opens the Design and Innovation Building" in UC San Diego Today by Leslie Sepuka (November 18, 2021).