We offer two wood fabrication studios (wood shops), one in the Art + Architecture Building, our main hub, and one in the Fab Lab, our downtown maker space at 525 North Gay Street. Here, you can use a variety of stationary, hand and power tools to experiment with design and materials, fabricate models, build furniture and more.
The shop in the A+A is about 3,600 square feet and is equipped with three Universal Co2 laser cutters, a Thermwood 3-axis CNC router, a European horizontal panel saw, helix planer and more available to all students. In the Fab Lab, you have access to CNC routers, electric and pneumatic power tools, a Leigh dovetail jig and much more.
From these incredible resources, you learn skills you can’t learn anywhere else, which prepares you for your career and supports your design passion.
Fall 2020 Procedures
With current directives and following UT guidelines, our goal is to have the A+A Woodshop open and accessible for members within the College of Architecture & Design and School of Art. We plan to be open however it will be a bit different than before. Some of the changes will include limiting the number of users at any given time and ensuring the lab remains clean. This will involve implementing capacity limits, scheduling appointments for access and usage, social distancing during appointments and appropriate cleaning protocol before & after use.