Let your creativity run wild in Tyler’s state-of-the-art all school fabrication and printing studios. From your very first day as a Tyler student, you have immediate access to some of the coolest digital technology available.
Architecture Information Technology Center
The Architecture Information Technology Center offers students and faculty a number of both small and large format printing options. These options include several different large format plotters, gloss paper, transparent film, matte film and a variety of sizes up to 36 inches wide. Students may also take advantage of our 24-inch wide scanner, cutting table and small format scanner. The ITC also offers checkout equipment such as cameras, projectors, SD card readers and access to our photo room, where students can photograph models and projects they create.
Architecture Woodshop and Digital Fabrication Lab
Located in Architecture 110, the Architecture Woodshop provides students with the opportunity to develop and expand their creative abilities and materialize their ideas. Full-time technical service is available to assist with equipment usage and design and construction consultation. Equipment includes a table saw, band saws, miter saw, planer, jointer, router table, drill press and sanding machines, among an assortment of power and hand tools.
The Architecture Digital Fabrication Lab, in Architecture 107, offers students the use of laser machines (for cutting, etching and scoring) as well as 3D printers (stereolithography and fused deposition modeling). The lab is staffed with trained consultants who are available to aid in the use of this self-service equipment. As a bridge uniting traditional construction techniques with digital fabrication processes, we also have two 3 axis CNC routers (located in Architecture 109), capable of machining complex forms in a variety of materials, including wood, foam, plastic and plaster.
For information on Architecture's wood shop and digital fabrication shop, please click here.
Visit the Media Output Center in room 202, where you can do archival quality printing up to 64 inches wide. Students are able to print on a variety of materials such as: matte, luster, gloss, watercolor, canvas, silk, acetate and cotton. Be amazed at the largest cutting surface on campus and enjoy the use of our self-service print stations.
If you think that the Media Output Center sounds cool, wait until you see our Digital Fabrication Studio in room B20. Students can feel free to make use of several 3D printers, 3D scanning, vinyl cutting, laser cutting and a ten-needle embroidery machine.
Looking for a nice quiet space to do some work? Visit our Visual Resource Center in room B10 where we have trained consultants who can help you use our scanners and self-service printers. We also have a large format 42-inch poster scanner for scanning in large drawings. Students are also able to borrow equipment from the VRC for projects and exhibitions such as: Projectors, DSLR Cameras, Video Cameras, Speakers, DVD Players, Pedestals, Drawing Tablets and more.
All of these areas are open Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters.