- Julia Hunt, Architecture BS ‘17
As one of the premier fabrication facilities in the Western New York region, the Fabrication Workshop is the hub of our learning-through-making curriculum. Equipped for fabrication of all types, the shop serves both as a space to execute coursework and as a think-tank and makerspace for collaborative research with architectural practice and industry.
- Nicholas Rajkovich, PhD, assistant professor of architecture
The Fabrication Workshop is a fully equipped facility occupying 7,000 square feet of high-bay space in Parker Hall on UB’s South Campus. Roughly broken into three distinct areas, the Fabrication Workshop houses the Shop for woodworking, metalworking, and assembly, and the digital FabLab, providing versatility to work across multiple scales from model and component building to full-scale prototyping and installations.
Sun: 12 NOON - 6PM
Mon: 9AM - 6PM
Tues: 9 AM - 6PM
Wed: 9AM - 6PM
Thurs: 9AM - 3PM
Fri: 9AM - 6PM
Sat: 12 NOON - 6PM
*On Saturday and Sundays, Fabrication Workshop staff will process lasercut and 3D print jobs but will be unavailable to assist with file preparation and submission.
- Lindsay Romano, Director of Fabrication
Rooted in a culture of making, the Fabrication Workshop is dedicated to providing equipment for material research, model making, and fabrication through analog and digital processes, including CNC routing, laser cutting, 3D printing and a comprehensive selection of power tools. Students can also purchase materials and borrow basic hand tools from our store.
Director of Fabrication
Manager, Shop Services
Manager, Fabrication Services
Need help with a tool or project? Our staff are here 12 hours a day ready to lend a hand. Experimenting with fabrication processes in your design research? We'll discover new methods and tools together.
Korydon Smith, professor and chair of the department of architecture
Welded steel cages, CNC routed wooden enclosures and 3D printed ceramic molds are just some of the built works to emerge from our shop.