Created By: PocketSights
Duffield Hall, the newest building on the Quad, opened in 2004. Its primary benefactor is David Duffield, a 1962 graduate of the College of Engineering and founder of PeopleSoft.
The focus of Duffield is interdisciplinary research in nanoscience; the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility, located in Knight Lab on the second floor, is one of four National Science Foundation research facilities on campus.
The Duffield atrium is open 24/7, with comfortable alcoves for collaborative work and convenient wireless Internet access. The atrium also houses Mattin’s Café, which offers à la carte breakfast and lunch items.
Be sure to visit the Cornell Reuleaux collection while in the atrium — these kinematic models were cutting-edge teaching tools for engineers in the 19th century and Cornell has the largest collection in the world.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Cornell Engineering Quad