Architecture Fabrication Shop

Update: 8/20/22 – Until further notice, the Architecture Fabrication Shop and Computation & Construction Lab are closed during the 2022-2023 school year to student and faculty access. Please visit this page for alternate fabrication resources on campus.

1125 Communications Building | Location

The Architectural Fabrication Shop (AFS) is first come first served and free for use for all ISU Architecture Students. The AFS is supported by undergraduate staff during these hours and includes model making and project areas, meeting areas, informal pin up spaces, photography lights and backgrounds, 3D printers, and a sheet cut printer. Nine hot-wire foam cutters are available for check out and use outside.

Students are expected to bring their own supplies, dispose of any trash, and remove large items to the dumpster.

The equipment in the AFS is supported by CASTLE fees and the Department of Architecture. Please see the CCL Canvas for workflows and machine specifications. Card access issues should be reported to Mike Miller, Director of Operations for the College of Design.

Questions? The best way to understand the work that we do and the equipment available to you is to come in person and talk to the staff during their shifts! If that is not possible then please e-mail the CCL Staff.

Hot Desks

20 tables, 16 LCD monitors with HDMI cords, 5 rolling TVs with HDMI cords. Please do not make models in this area.

Model Making + General Work

20 tables. Please bring all model making supplies, use a cutting mat when making models, and clean up before leaving. There is limited temporary model storage. Please read the signs.

3D Printers

24 x 3D45 Dremel 3D Printers

Note: You will need to BYO – Bring Your Own Dremel PLA Filament Only and there is a filament recycling station for PLA Filament Only. Blue tape, glue sticks, and scissors are provided. Please clean up after yourself.

Photography Spaces

5 x FotodioX LED Studio-In-a-Box (20 x 20″) and White, Gray, and Black photo paper with a set of lights.

There is a 3rd photo set up with paper and lights in 1049 Communications.

Large Format Printer

1 x EPSON SC-T5170 Large Format Printer

Note: You will need to provide you own paper (a few recommendations sold in the ISU Bookstore.