3d printer

Woodshop

The Alumni Hall woodshop contains equipment suited particularly for model-making, furniture-building, and larger scale constructions, all critical to students in Architecture and Interior Design. An outdoor building yard adjacent to the shop permits welding and metal work. Digital fabrication includes 3D printers, laser-cutters, and digital routers. 

Location, Location, Location

The Department of Architecture and Interior Design Woodshop is located on the West side of Alumni Hall in the basement. Just follow the trail of dust. The facility is approximately 3000 sq.ft. and is equipped primarily for woodworking although there is some provision for light metal-working. Hours of operation are from generally 9 am to 10 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 1 pm - 5 pm on Sunday. The woodshop is closed daily from 12 to 1 pm for lunch and 5 - 6 pm for dinner Monday-Thursday. The woodshop is open to all Architecture and Interior Design students and to those outside the department who are enrolled in specific Architecture and Interior Design classes.

Mission

We want to provide a safe and secure environment for students to explore the way things are made and put together. Because the shop is primarily equipped for woodworking, the scope of explorations tend to focus, but are not limited to, the medium of wood. Students are encouraged to explore other materials and their working characteristics but should inquire about the shop's capabilities of handling various materials.

Orientation

Orientation to shop use is given to all new incoming students (graduate and undergraduate) during the first weeks of fall semester each year. Other orientations are offered on an appointment basis. All students that want to use the shop must attend an orientation session and complete a Shop Safety Test. In addition, detailed descriptions and safety precautions for each machine in the shop can be found in the Shop Manual.