Located on the 4th floor of Kennedy Hall next door to the studio, the Fabrication Lab is a dedicated, professional-grade maker space that provides landscape architecture students and faculty with state-of-the-art equipment for digital design and material research.
The Fabrication Lab includes the following, professional-grade equipment:
- Shopbot Buddy 32 CNC Mill
- This computer-controlled cutting machine features a router mounted on a rigid gantry over a 32" wide-moving table. The CNC mill is used for cutting various materials such as wood, foam, plastics, and aluminum.
- Epilog Fusion Edge 24 Laser Cutters
- Designed to accommodate 24" wide sheets of material, our two computer-controlled laser cutters can handle paper, chipboard, wood, fabric, and fiberglass while also engraving harder substances such as glass and metal.
- Ultimaker S3 + S5 3D Printer
- With a maximum capacity of 13" x 9.4" x 11.8", our 3D printers allow the creation of complex models by laying down a succession of thin layers of extruded molten plastic through a tiny nozzle that moves around precisely under computer control.
Additional facilities, including a water table for simulating surface water dynamics and two specially-built PC computers featuring powerful graphics cards for rendering and animation, are located in the basement room G22 of Kennedy Hall. These computers can be accessed in person during daytime hours or by remote access.