Carpenter Hall was one of seven buildings designed by the first University architect and first chair of the Architecture Department, Rudolph Weaver. First known as the Mechanic Arts (or Mechanical Arts) Building, it was named on October 22nd, 1949 after H. V. Carpenter, the first dean of the College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering. Today, Carpenter Hall houses gallery space, classrooms, administrative offices, studios, and labs utilized by the School of Design and Construction.
Daggy Hall houses studio and lab space including the material resource library, the Fab Labs, and faculty offices.
Dana Hall houses the Voiland College Tutoring Center, Career Services, and the main office and interview space for the construction management program in Dana 146. The Electrical-Mechanical Engineering (EME) building houses several construction management faculty offices in 202A-H.
The Fabrication Labs offer 3500 square feet of maker-space, conveniently located next to Carpenter Hall. Digital fabrication services are provided by trained shop technicians. The Model Shop is also equipped with model-scale analog machines, for modeling and prototyping work in wood, wood-composite, and plastics. Hot-wire foam cutters are available for short-term checkout. Students are encouraged to make reservations for laser cutting through our online system. Access requires prior completion of safety orientation. For current lab hours, updates, and regular posts of interest to design students, visit us on Facebook. Go to the Fabrication Labs page for more information.
The Information Technology room is located in Carpenter 425. Available resources include 42″ plotters (glossy / bond), scanners, laser printers, computer labs, software, building, and studio access. Any certified student enrolled in an SDC major can get a computer account. An SDC computer account is required to print and scan.
Students that are a certified major or graduate student in one of the design programs at the SDC are charged a shop fee of $55/semester ($110/year). Fees are applied to student accounts at the beginning of each semester and provide access to high-quality equipment and supplies for both digital and traditional model-making, prototyping, and large-scale fabrications.
Students that are a certified major or graduate student in one of the design programs at the SDC are charged a student computing fee of $80/semester ($160/year). Certified construction management students are charged $60/semester ($120/year). Fees are applied to student accounts at the beginning of each semester and support the cloud-based software and computing environment at the SDC. The fee reduces personal computing software and hardware requirement costs incurred by students.