REEF Makerspace

Reimagining Experiential Education and Fabrication (REEF) Logo, which shows seagrass made up by a light blue, yellow, and red polygons with two starfish in the blue and red polygons next to the letters "REEF"


The REEF Makerspace (Reimagining Experiential Education & Fabrication) offers an experiential approach to knowledge at the intersection of Art, Culture, and Science using a myriad of state-of-the-art equipment. REEF strives to create a welcoming community environment for everyone. 

The REEF team consists of Managers Joe Kile and Jeff Blitt, as well as the Aris Demetrios Maker Fellows. Maker Fellows, comprising of graduate and undergraduate students, actively contribute to the REEF by engaging in tasks related to the Makerspace and general housekeeping, assisting with and enhancing the overall experience for our community members. 

The REEF Makerspace is a unit of the Teaching and Learning group, which also oversees the Active Learning Labs and a set of instructional shops.

REEF Makerspace Access 

All members of the Harvard community are welcome to use the REEF Makerspace. If you are new to the REEF Makerspace please use the following link to schedule an in-person orientation. Plan for a 10-15 min orientation.

Orientation Link: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4YMy0knZmD76K9g

After completing the in-person orientation OR if you are a returning member please access the Harvard Training Portal's Makerspace Training with Soldering which needs to be completed yearly for continued swipe access.

 Harvard Training Portal "Machine shop and Makerspace Training with Soldering Link:  

https://trainingportal.harvard.edu/Saba/Web_spf/NA1PRD0068/common/ledetail/EHS-00038870/latestversion

On completion of the online training, swipe access normally takes one to two weeks.

Hours for those with swipe access are 7 AM to 12 AM every day of the week.

Hours for those with the completed in-person orientation but not HTP training or those needing tech help: 

9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Friday and 12 PM to 8 PM Saturday and Sunday. 

In REEF Makerspace

Where to find us

Science & Engineering Complex, SEC 1.112

150 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

Hours of Operation:
Self Service: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM every day of the week
Staffed: 8:30 AM to 8 PM Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM to 9 PM Fridays, and 12 PM to 8 PM Saturday and Sunday