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 will equip faculty, students and industry partners with tools and resources to collaborate, solve complex problems and power new enterprises.

The new facility will be located on SMU’s main campus at the corner of McFarlin Boulevard and Airline Road. Ford Hall will serve as the home to SMU’s AT&T Center for Virtualization, the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, high-performance computing and data science, the new innovative Visualization Lab and the Guildhall, the Hart eCenter’s top-ranked digital game design program.

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