Conceptual and Material Limits

Conceptual and Material Limits.

"Conceptual and Material Limits": A still from the film, of the School of Architecture and Planning's Fabrication Workshop in Parker Hall.

It is imperative that architects and planners not only gain explicit knowledge, but also build tacit knowledge through hands-on trial and error. Propelling the work of the school are spaces of exploration and inspiration: a materials and methods shop for working with wood, metals, and ceramics; a digital fabrication lab for laser cutting, 3D printing, and CNC milling; and a cutting-edge Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) factory for large-scale simulation and construction. These facilities enable faculty and students to test the limits of both materials and ideas.

Visions and Works