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.
- Julia Hunt, Architecture BS ‘17
- 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.
Location: Parker Hall
New Hours for Spring 2023
Monday to Thursday 9am – 7pm.
Fridays from 9am – 5pm.
Sundays from 12pm – 5pm.
We will regularly close during the time periods below. The front desk and store will remain open.
Mondays 9 -10:30
Tuesdays 12 – 3:30
Thursday 9 – 10:30 and 12 – 1:30
Phone: (716) 829-3510
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
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.