Digital Workshop


The Digital Workshop in the School of Architecture and Planning is now located in Parker Hall, Room 2. It provides a range of the latest equipment dedicated to material research, model making and fabrication.

Contact Information

Location: Parker 2
phone: 716 829 3510

Manager: Lindsay Romano

Fabrication devices

Laser Cutting

The Digital Workshop includes two Universal Laser Systems VLS-660 Laser Cutters which allow students to cut wood, acrylic and chip board and enables them to experiment with materials and fabricate models quickly and accurately.

3D Printing

The 3-Dimensional SST printer manufactured by Stratasys makes it possible for students to build computer generated models up to 8 inches by 8 inches by 12 inches using ABS plastic, and provides them with capabilities in rapid prototyping.

CNC Routing

The AXYZ Millennium 1500 CNC router table with its 59” x 39” bed size and 3” z-axis supports the generation of full size prototypes and models in wood and foam board. 

3D Scanning

The NextEngine desktop 3D scanner automatically creates CAD models of small objects. The scanner allows the creation of digital models of small physical models generated manually or from 3D prints which have been altered, supporting the dynamic flow of design processes between physical and digital techniques.