College of Architecture + Design CoAD Shop


The CoAD Shop provides students and faculty with the expertise, training and equipment necessary to experiment with materials and execute creative work.

The CoAD Shop 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. A hot wire cutter is available for cutting foam for formwork.



The CoAD Shop offers training in the following areas:

  • Shop safety and etiquette
  • Hand tools and small equipment
  • Woodworking and plastic production tools
  • Digital fabrication

CoAD Shop Hours

Monday 9 am - 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday  9 am - 9 pm
Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 5 pm - 9 pm


CoAD Shop Contact Information

George Charbeneau
Manager, CoAD Shop
+1 (248) 204-2831