The Makerspace at West Houston Institute

Learn More About IDEAStudio

The West Houston Institute's IDEAStudio combines state of the art facilities with incredibly talented staff to provide our college and our community with diverse experiences that support creativity and innovation for all. We provide all HCC students, faculty, and staff with free access to software, hardware, and tools to develop their ideas and courses and training to learn the skills necessary to bring them to life. We also work closely with our community–from individual inventors, to teachers and schools, non-profits and businesses.

Location & Hours

IDEAStudio is located on the first floor of the West Houston Institute in the West Hall of the building. See Visit the West Houston Institute for directions to the campus and parking. Our hours for Summer 2022 are as follow:

Monday–Thursday: 10am-6pm

Friday: 10am-5pm


Our Team

The IDEAStudio team brings a diverse set of creative approaches and talents to our work.

Jordan Carswell Photo Israel Garza Photo  Jeffrey Chen Photo 

Jordan Carswell
Program Director

Ask me about: Most Adobe software, Wordpress, open source, laser cutting, and lithophanes

Israel Garza

Ask me about: AutoCAD & TinkerCAD, woodworking, CNC routing, 3D printing, and kerfs

Jeffrey Chen
Makerspace Technician

Ask me about: 3D printing, photography, and the best boba places in Houston


Contact Us

IDEAStudio Makerspace

West Houston Institute

Suite 110 2811 Hayes Rd., Houston, TX 77082