The Slocum Hall Fabrication Lab comprises four rooms located on the west end ground floor (006, 008, 011 and 012 Slocum) and provides Architecture students with the opportunity to work with tools and machines to make models and working prototypes.

Smith Hall is a secondary location with a full wood shop (006 Smith) with hand tools and six work benches. The Digi Fab Room (005 Smith) maintains 2 laser cutters (no plastics), 8 FDM Lulzbot 3D printers, 4 SLA Formlab printers (prints color, black, white, and clear), 1 Onyx paper cutter and 2 work benches.

The shops are specifically intended for School of Architecture students’ school-related projects and can accommodate work ranging from small-scale models to full-scale working prototypes. The shops are staffed by three full-time technicians during the day and a part-time technician and qualified student monitors during the evening and/or weekend hours.

If you’re looking for info on the laser cutter or the CNC mill, check the Digital Fabrication section.


The Fabrication Labs are 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 labs. Shop technicians must be consulted regarding safe and proper methods. Eye protection must be worn while using the labs. 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 shops are 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 labs 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 labs. 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.


Slocum Hall

Wood Shop

9 a.m.–10 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Digi Fab Rooms

9:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Smith Hall

Wood Shop Room, 006

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Digi Fab Room, 005

9:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Hours are also posted at the shop entrances.

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.

Lumber Supplier Options

Little Falls Lumber
Address: 220 Midler Park Dr, Syracuse, NY 13206
Hours: M-F 7:30am - 4pm
Phone: (315) 438-8905

B H Tracy & Sons Lumber
Address: 550 E Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Hours: M-F 7am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 12pm
Phone: (315) 637-3174

Salt City Woods, Mill & Kiln
Address: 1153 W Fayette St Suite A102, Syracuse, NY 13204
Hours: M-F 11am - 7pm
Phone: (315)952-1692

Chittenango Lumber
Address: 711 Genesee Turnpike, Chittenango, NY 13037
Hours: M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (315)687-6221


Michael Giannattasio

Fabrication Workshop Manager
Syracuse University School of Architecture
201 College Place Suite 201
Slocum Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1250
Office: (315) 443-5190