Fabrication and Research

As a part of the building renovation, a new 20,000 square-foot fabrication shop was added in the lowest floor of the building, adjacent to the Paul Weigel Library. The shop contains equipment such as laser cutters, a large CNC router, welding equipment and wood and metal shops available to all APDesign students. These tools help students bring to life their design ideas.

Students must complete the required shop training to use the equipment. Training sessions are offered regularly and students also have access to the expertise of a teaching technician, who helps to ensure safe use of the machines and equipment in the shops.

  • 20,000 square feet of fabrication space
  • Large outdoor fabrication yard
  • 24-hour access to laser cutters and 3D printers