Facilities & Equipment
Architecture students may use a variety of on-campus resources in support of studio and course assignments, as well as for independent projects. Our department provides fully equipped studio facilities for building models as well as a computer lab with a wide variety of design software. Our fabrication equipment is located in our lab and studios and includes a laser cutter, 3D printers, hot foam cutters, and vinyl cutters.
In addition to our facilities, there are several spaces on campus that offer students access to a broad variety of fabricating equipment and tools. They include the Barnard Design Center, The Columbia Makerspace, and The Digital Science Center.
All incoming architecture students complete an orientation at the start of the semester and learn how to use the department's computer lab and fabrication equipment. During the year, our Digital Architecture Lab TAs are available to operate equipment and assist students with their projects. Additional support and instruction is always available from our studio instructors and TAs.