A partnership between New York City and its universities, RLab is the nation’s first city-funded center for research, education and entrepreneurship in virtual and augmented reality and related technologies.

With 16,500 square feet of co-working space, classrooms, studios and more in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, RLab will host a variety of programs and events – from classes and trainings, to startup accelerators, corporate innovation tours, and much more.

NYCEDC and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment selected NYU Tandon School of Engineering as the administering institution and a consortium of participating universities, including Columbia University, CUNY, and The New School to manage and operate the RLab space, along with a workforce development center at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx. The new multi-university center is critical to the City’s plans to establish New York City as the next global leader in immersive technologies and will create hundreds of new jobs in the field.




Justin Hendrix

Executive Director

Adaora Udoji

Director, Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Alexis Seeley

Director, Education & Opportunity

Todd Bryant

Director, Technology

Ilena Parker

Manager, Communications & Outreach


Laura Barker

Manager, Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Janice Brown

Manager, Education & Outreach


Grant Ng

Manager, Technology

Jordan Kane

Digital Designer





RLab is located on the third floor of Building 22 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Get detailed directions before you plan your visit.