A premier fabrication facility in Western New York that 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 maker space for collaborative research with architectural practice and industry.
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 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.
- Nicholas Rajkovich, PhD, assistant professor of architecture
Tuesday 9-7 (closed 2-4 for structures, front desk is open)
Thursday 9-7 (closed 2-4 for structures, front desk is open)
UB South Campus
Rooted in a culture of making, we are dedicated to providing tools and 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 materials store.
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.
Director of Fabrication
Manager, Shop Services
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.