The wood, metal and digifab labs are located on the ground floor in the School of Architecture. The labs are comprised of a wide-range of state-of-the-art tools and equipment to facilitate the craft of making. The labs are used by qualified students and faculty of the College of Arts+Architecture who:
- Are enrolled or employed and have completed a basic orientation session, OR
- Have been approved by the Lab Director as competent in the safe use of the equipment.
The Wood and Metal Labs encompasses over 1000 square feet of workspace. Students have access to the lab during the week and weekends. Safety of all students is the top priority of the labs and during all weekday, evening and weekend shifts there is a student monitor present. The Wood Lab is fully equipped with all necessary woodworking tools including: a table saw, three band saws, two chops saws, two scroll saws, drill presses, a planer and jointer. Additionally, a wide variety of hand tools are available for student use including; jig saws, drills, biscuit jointers, routers, tapes, levels, squares, nail guns, chisels, etc.
The student monitors are available to ensure proper use of all tools and machines. With the schools equipment students can work with a variety of material. The labs are able to handle all types of wood, as well as non-ferrous metals (aluminum, brass and copper), laminates and plexi-glass.
For more information please explore the web pages of the individual labs: