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

Fabrication and Architectural Software Support Hours:

Summer 2020

Monday 10:00 am – 3 pm
Tuesday  10:00 am – 3 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 3 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 3 pm


During Fabrication Support Hours, our staff  is now available online in Zoom video conferences to help you with your questions about architecture software and model making. Below is our schedule starting this week, Monday June 15th.  Feel free to join our Zoom meetings during these hours and ask questions. Support Hours are held in public Zoom Conference calls. For the Zoom meeting ID please refer to your email inbox for an email titled “Fabrication Shop Support Hour – Summer Schedule”


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
Room: SSA011