Fabrication Shops

Fabrication shop featuring woodworking equipment and other tools

The College of Design Fabrication Shops are open labs where students enrolled in a College of Design course have access to equipment and support to work on assigned projects. Our spaces include a woodshop, metal shop, digital fabrication tools, and a materials store. Our staff members are well-versed in many kinds of making and enthusiastic about learning alongside you. We welcome students of all levels of shop experience and pride ourselves on facilitating your exploration and curiosity. Your safety is our top priority, so please ask us questions!

Hours & Calendar

Summer Hours

Access to the Rapson fabrication shop will be open by appointment only from May 9May 24. Email [email protected] to request an appointment.

Rapson fabrication facilities will be open regular hours through Monday, May 6. McNeal Laser Lab access will end on Monday, May 6, and remain closed for the summer.

Our Rapson facilities will close at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 7 for a special event. We will be open from 9:00 AM5:00 PM on Wednesday May 7.

Over the summer, If you need access for academic or research work, contact Fabrication Director Molly Sanford. If you have funding for staff labor, access may be possible, but it must be coordinated in advance depending on staff availability.

Rapson Hall

Location: Rooms 127, 129, & 139

Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM  
Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM  
Saturday (LASER LAB ONLY), 12:00–5:00 PM
Sundays, 1:00–9:00 PM

McNeal Hall

Location: Room 334A & B

Monday, 2:00–5:00 PM
Tuesday, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Wednesday, 2:00–5:00 PM
Thursday, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM