Justine Boudreau
Space Manager

STM 102
150 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (Open to the general public) - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Simon Nehme Design Commons is a reconfigurable space that fosters creativity and ideation for students and staff involved in design or entrepreneurship. 

The space is designated for anyone working on design or entrepreneurial projects. Please note that the space cannot be booked and is drop-by only. No food or drinks allowed.


About this space

Built on the concept of design thinking, the space is covered with whiteboards and has reconfigurable furniture to encourage people to generate creative ideas whether in a team or alone. The room fosters spontaneous and ad hoc meetings, and is the perfect place to meet, visualize ideas and get ideas out.

The space possesses computers with high processors that can be used for virtual reality and other projects that require a high GPU.

Student using VR headset


Students in a room full of white boards


Rules for using the space


  • No food or drinks allowed.

  • Be courteous, helpful, and respectful to your peers.

  • Clean up after yourself.

Students cooperating in the Simon Nehme Design Commons