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. We welcome students of all levels of shop experience and pride ourselves on facilitating your exploration and curiosity.

Hours, Locations & Services

Spring 2022 Semester Hours

Please note, during the first week of the spring semester (Tuesday, January 18 to Sunday, January 23) the Fabrication Shops will have limited hours and will only be open from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM. Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 24.

Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM–9:00 PM

9:00 AM–5:00 PM

1:00 PM–9:00 PM


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these times are subject to change and will be updated accordingly. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Safety is our primary concern and our continued operation is dependent on all shop users wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and maintaining physical distancing.

Student working on a wood project in the fabrication lab

Our staff members are well-versed in many kinds of making and enthusiastic about learning alongside you. Your safety is our top priority, so please ask us questions! Whether your project requires digital or analog tools, talking to our staff early on in your making process will help ensure that you are using the optimal machines and materials. We are happy to brainstorm with you and look at initial sketches through a pre-scheduled remote consultation. While we normally encourage you to drop in, we are currently limiting our in-person operations for COVID-19 safety purposes.