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 and Architectural Software Support
Room 011 – Hours of Operation
Fabrication Facilities are reopening with limited staff during the hybrid period in Fall 2021. While this process is taking place we appreciate your patience. Hours will be posted on this page, the front door of these facilities and our Facebook page.
We offer online and in person support for SSA students and faculty through email and by appointment for consultation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to set up an appointment during business hours.
Fabrication Shop Hours are subject to changes due to staff changes, urgent maintenance matters, or other programs. Follow our Facebook page for last-minute changes of schedule and closures.
The Fabrication Shop is closed during holidays, lecture evenings, and also the time periods between the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Hours may differ during midterm breaks. Closing notices are posted at the Fabrication Shop front door as soon as possible. Make sure to always check the hours before planning for your project.
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Guidelines and COVID Precautions for Reopening:
1. The maximum occupancy for the fabrication shop is limited, in accordance with the number of workstations. It is offered on a first come-first serve basis. If you come to the shop and it is at maximum occupancy, you can sign-up for the waiting list at the front desk and our staff will contact you when a space opens up. To allow everyone a chance, the daily limit for the use of the shop is 1hr per person. You can overstay if there is no queue.
2. Workstations should not be shared. Try to keep as far apart as possible.
3. Masks are required.
4. No congregation or loitering.