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.
Room 011 – Hours of Operation
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/DUNY academic calendar. The website will include 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. Our Instagram Page can also be a resource for your reference.
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.
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031