Our Location: 3100 McFarlin Blvd., Suite 306, Dallas, TX 75275
Administrative hours of operation: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm
The Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation ignites the future of research and education at SMU. The new 50,000-square foot interdisciplinary research hub equips faculty, students and industry partners with tools and resources to collaborate, solve complex problems and power new enterprises. Ford Hall is located on SMU’s main campus at the corner of McFarlin Boulevard and Airline Road.
Our game studio environment: At SMU Guildhall, students work in the style and pace of the video game industry, and Ford Hall was specially designed as a studio environment modeled after the best game studios around the country. Our classrooms offer state-of-the-art high-tech design and function, and our student project studios mirror the look, feel, and functionality of real game studio spaces.
Students are able to enjoy an extensive resource library of technology, software and equipment, audio, and games, as well as SMU's many luxuries and resources, including the student library, dining spaces, the Deason Innovation Gym (DIG), the SMU Teacher Development Studio (TDS), and one of the fastest academic supercomputers in the nation—ManeFrame II—located in the SMU data center.