Creative Spaces

Fabrication Shop

Located in a large dedicated space on the concourse level of the Spitzer School, the model shop is fully equipped with a wide variety of hand and power tools for working with wood, plastic and metal. Included are panel-, table-, band-, and jig-saws, sanders, and drills. A complement of four large-bed laser cutters and two CNC machines are located in the shop as well. After an orientation session emphasizing the safe use of equipment, students are allowed access under the supervision of monitors and the shop director. The laser and CNC equipment require additional training and are typically operated by monitors specially trained and experienced in the use of this equipment.


Light tools including some power equipment are located in studios for limited model buidling.Health and safety facilities include facility-wide dust collection and filtering, spray booths and advanced filtration for the laser facility.


As our access to SSA building and our shared spaces  in which we interact and exchange ideas and knowledge is limited due to current circumstances, continuing from the Spring semester, we would like to offer a support system in the efforts for distance learning.




Fabrication Shop

Spring 2024

Room 011 – Hours of Operation:

Monday 10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

Friday 10:00am-5:00pm

Hours are subject to change. Please refer to updates emailed to SSA students, posted on the door (most immediate), this webpage and our Instagram page. Make sure to always check the hours before planning for your project. Doors close 15 minutes before closing time.
The fabrication facilities are closed during holidays, lecture evenings, and the time periods between the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Hours may differ during midterm breaks. Please refer to CCNY/CUNY academic calendar.

Fabrication Shop and Digital Fabrication Lab may be closed fully or partially during Orientation days. Please refer to notices posted at the shop/lab doors for details.

The webpage indicates the normal hours throughout semesters but for the most up to date schedule, particularly for last minute and unforeseen changes, always refer to the schedules and notices printed and posted at the doors of Fabrication Shop and Laser/3D Lab.



141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Room: SSA011