The School of Architecture’s Fabrication Lab is located in Slocum Hall, Room 008, and provides Architecture students with the opportunity to work with tools and machines to make models and working prototypes. If you’re looking for info on the laser cutter or the CNC mill, check the Digital Fabrication section.
The Fabrication Lab is for registered School of Architecture students only. The rules serve to prevent operator injuries and equipment damage.
Observe and follow all safety rules posted here and in the lab. Shop technicians must be consulted regarding safe and proper methods. Eye protection must be worn while using the lab. Hearing and respiratory protection should be worn where needed. Open-toed or high-heeled shoes are not allowed in any machine shop. Long hair, loose clothing and jewelry present a hazard; take precautions. Use all safety devices supplied with machines where applicable. Do not work while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The shop is for school-related projects only. Be aware of the lab hours and plan your work accordingly. Be prepared with all of the materials needed to complete your project. Student materials may not be stored in the lab for more than ten days. Materials must be free of chemicals, finishes, hardware or debris. Masonry items such as concrete, plaster, clay or stone are prohibited.
Do not attempt to alter machine settings if you do not know how. Do not remove tools or machine parts from the lab. Clean and return all hand tools as soon as you are finished with them. Clean off machine surfaces and the areas where you were working.
9:00 am–11:00 pm
9:00 am–5:00 pm
12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Night and weekend hours (Fall and Spring only) are also posted at the shop entrance.
The shop is closed when classes are not in session. Students needing to use the shop during these periods must make prior arrangements by submitting a letter of intent, signed by a faculty member, to the shop staff.