The model of a modern university, connected and integrated with the community.
Formerly known as George Mason University’s Arlington Campus, Mason Square is expanding on existing university resources to create the complete ecosystem necessary to inspire new knowledge, convert it to marketable goods and services, train the workforce to support it, and help incubate the businesses to scale it.
Mason Square is where great ideas come to life.
A Dynamic Location
Arlington has been repeatedly named the "Top Digital County in America" for counties its size. The proximity of the Mason Square to Amazon HQ2, Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, and downtown Washington, D.C., will allow us to amplify existing innovation in the region. This region continues to grow in the realm of technology-driven innovation, and we could ask for no better home for Mason Square.
Mason Square is a Research Powerhouse
Throughout Mason Square, education comes not just in a classroom but in trying to start something no one has ever done before. Researchers, innovators, and scholars engage in cutting edge work to shape the future of our digital society, promoting equality, well-being, security and prosperity.
Mason Square is a Business Incubator
As businesses join Mason Square, we are meeting their requirements and needs, ensuring all specialized equipment is available to them. Our spaces are designed to inspire innovation and impact, especially in the entrepreneurial members of our community. The collaborative work of students, scholars, and entrepreneurs will fast-track ideas from lab to market.
Mason Square is a Technology Leader
With over three decades of technology experience in the Northern Virginia area, our faculty has deep relationships with government and industry. Our faculty are recognized for their teaching and research locally, nationally, and internationally. Coming together in Mason Square, they bolster both their students and the organizations they get involved with in the area.
Fuse at Mason Square
The new centerpiece of the campus, Fuse, from Mason Innovation Partners, will incorporate advanced cyber-infrastructure and design to support digital innovation, active learning, cutting-edge research, and tech incubators. Plans for this building include:
- virtual reality labs,
- multi-media studios,
- a networking testbed,
- interactive data visualization spaces,
- robotics testing and assembly bays,
- makers spaces,
- and simulation spaces.