What makes the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) different from many spaces on the U-M Campus? The space was designed and built in collaboration with faculty from Taubman College of Architecture as a pedagogical and spatial prototype for a new, flexible training model. With support from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, CID was able to create a space inspired by the studio model that is often regarded as the preserve of arts, design, and architectural schools. Studio refers to a form of problem/project-based learning that emphasizes collaboration and reflection. Student fellows and affiliates from the center were involved in the creation of the space every step of the way. Students asked for standing desks, storage space, a private writing room, and more.