At the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio, we amplify the Columbia community’s creative potential to solve problems through design.  

Using a set of methodologies, called “human-centered design”, we teach students, alumni, and faculty an agile approach to gaining critical customer insights and integrating them into their products, services, and businesses.

We encourage innovators to delve into the needs of  market segments, frame customer problems, rapidly generate prototypes, and build viable solutions. Through courses, workshops, and events the Design Studio brings diverse members of Columbia’s community together to build innovative solutions. Each design program is designed to facilitate a culture of creativity and fearless curiosity at Columbia.

Design Fellows

Interested in learning about and gaining experience in Design Thinking techniques, research, practice, and teaching? Exceptional students who have engaged with the Design Studio may apply to be a part of our Design Fellows Program. Learn more.


The Design Studio is located in Room 430 of Riverside Church (Map), but please be advised Design Studio is currently virtual.