Fab Labs: The Fabrication Labs offer 3500 square feet of maker-space and 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.
ID+CL: The Integrated Design + Construction Lab (ID+CL) conducts sponsored design and construction research activities and advances innovation in practice as part of an allied regional network of university labs. Go to ID+CL.
Morphogenesis: An interdisciplinary lab that explores the relationship between the built environment and psychology, research in the Morphogenesis lab examines “compassionate spaces,” cyber-physical smart adaptive built environments that can feel, learn, and respond to physiological and psychological user needs. Go to Morphogenesis Lab (link forthcoming).
ModX: MOD X provides research solutions including market surveys and analysis, product R&D, testing, business planning, and technology transfer for the international design, manufacturing and construction industry. Go to ModX.
Reuse Design Lab: The Reuse Design Lab works with industry to identify construction and demolition (C&D) waste streams where robust recycling and reuse is constrained by a lack of current applications. Go to Reuse Design Lab.
BIM Lab: Through generous support from Hoffman and McKinstry, the BIM Lab and associated curriculum give construction management students and faculty access to equipment, software, and updated classrooms that reflect current industry technology in Building Information Modeling. Visit the BIM Lab.
Trimble Lab: Established through grant funding from Trimble, this lab is a space in which students learn to work effectively with various technologies applicable to the construction industry and to work collaboratively with global partners and emerging technologies in the fields of design and construction. Visit the Trimble Lab.
Materials Resource Lab: (link and information forthcoming).
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.
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.
Visit the Voiland College Student Facilities website for more information and images of facilities available to you as a Voiland College student at the WSU Pullman campus. Please note that this does not reflect the full list of all student facilities that are available at the Voiland College.
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.