The DesignFab Lab is a research and teaching digital fabrication and design robotics lab. It was established in 2010 to support ongoing research related to the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Integrated Practice.
The DesignFab Lab is a separate facility housed in a high-bay building at the edge of campus, with the space and equipment necessary for investigation of large-scale 1:1 fabrication methods, component design and assembly. The lab functions as a self-sufficient base for digital and material investigations and computational design, supporting independent and collaborative research, seminars and studios relating to advanced digital fabrication. A recently acquired 6-axis robotic arm will extend the lab’s capabilities, toward explorations in ‘design robotics."