Fabrication Shop


Fall 2012 + Spring 2013

Mark Taylor, director, with Nathan Carter, coordinator

The Fabrication Shop facilities are located in Schermerhorn Extension room 153, housing all of the digital and manual prototyping, model-making and woodworking tools at GSAPP.  It is student-run, under the direct supervision of the shop manager and the Director of Operations at GSAPP. The fabrication shop houses and provides a wide variety of advanced woodworking and metalworking power and manual tools, CNC fabrication machines including three 3-axis routers, a plasma-cutter and a NC 12-ton metal press-break, workspace for students and material samples and project examples for reference.  There is an adjacent space for casting and welding directly below the lab, in Schermerhorn Extension basement and a material library in Fayerweather 321-M.

Under the Director of Operations, who is in charge of all physical spaces at GSAPP, the Fabrication Shop Manager not only assists in the maintenance of various spaces in the school, but is also in charge of designing and constructing small built projects at the GSAPP including furniture and built-in building components. Recent advances in collaboration with the Laboratory for Applied Building Science has introduced Fabrication Shop initiatives including the design and construction of several large-scale renovation projects connected to newly developed Design-Build courses. In addition, the Fabrication shop regularly supports the academic pursuit of the student body through the involvement in the construction of student projects including Building Science and Technology material and system studies, studio prototypes, furniture and product design and other aspects of GSAPP’s construction curriculum.

Fabrication Lab A/B
Design Build Sequence C