To effectively advance as a student of design, one must gather a knowledge of material, process and assembly. It is also crucial to be able to quickly visualize one's ideas through the process of physical models. By attending each workshop there will be no barriers to hinder progress.
The School of Architecture and Interior Architecture require all students to enlist in and work towards completing all offered orientations. Each workspace and machine has an associated training. Only with the completion of each training will student be granted access to the relevant machine or workspace.
Wood Lab - The Wood orientation explains all that is offered in the shop, reveals safety and use policies, and gives students a chance to try out some of the more intimidating machinery. (Prerequisite: NONE)
Laser Cutting - The most sought after machines in the facility are the laser cutter. LASER CUTTING introduces students to access policy, safety training, file preparation and machine use for all laser cutters. (Prerequisite: elementary knowledge of Rhino or Illustrator)
3D Printing - The 3D PRINTING orientation introduces students to access policy, safety training, file preparation and machine use for all 3D printers except for the clay printer. If interested in using the clay printer, students may sign up for the 3D CERAMICS orientation.(Prerequisite: LASER CUTTING orientation, high proficiency in Rhino)
Metal Lab - Access to the Metal Lab comes with many safety responsibilities, as well as the need to clearly understand process and material concepts. The METAL orientation encompasses material preparation, cutting, welding, drilling and finishing steel. (Prerequisite: SHOP orientation)
CNC Routing - introduces students to the CNC Router, from its abilities and restrictions to the vast settings needed to be deciphered to set up an operation successfully. (Prerequisite: LASER CUTTING and 3D PRINTING orientation, high proficiency in Rhino)
Vacuum Forming - The vacuum former makes it possible to produce shin shelled plastic parts from molds. This orientation goes over machine use and material choices. (Prerequisite: NONE)
3D Ceramics - This workshop goes over the use of the clay 3D printer, as well as part preparation for firing in the kiln. (Prerequisite: LASER CUTTING and 3D PRINTING orientation, high proficiency in Rhino)