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The buildLab provides students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design with the expertise, training and equipment necessary to experiment with materials and execute creative work.

The buildLab offers the following dedicated spaces: 2600 ft2 shop space focused on the processing and assembly of wood and plastics; analog, digital, CNC and laser cutting equipment are all available; 250 ft2 Spray Room for the safe and proper application of paints, adhesives, and stains; 630 ft2 Casting Room for the use of plaster, concrete, and hydrocal; and a hot wire cutter is available for cutting foam for formwork.

The buildLab offers training in the following areas: shop safety and etiquette; hand tools and small equipment; woodworking and plastic production tools; and digital fabrication.

buildLab Spring 2022 Hours

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The buildLab is reserved for classes at the following times:
Tuesday and Thursday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Additional closures for class projects may also occur.
Occupancy is limited 16 students.

buildLab Contact Information

William Canning
Manager, CoAD buildLab

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