CoA Shop Corner
Beginning this semester, students can sign up for in the Workshop training and/or equipment Q & A on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students can sign up for Media Center training and/or equipment Q & A on Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. General training topics will be set if by the shop manager if there are no specific student requests. Attendance numbers may be restricted based on student interest.
For students returning to the College of Architecture, some facility organization will quickly become apparent in the basement level of Architecture Hall West. Students may utilize our Media Shop (rm. 22) and Workshop (rm. 27) during the posted hours when student attendants are available to answer questions and provide assistance. The Project Center (rm. 26) and Media Center (rm. 21) will be available for College of Architecture students, faculty and staff 24/7 via N-card access. Items within the Project and Media Centers are intended to remain in the space for others to use. The Metal and CNC Labs are areas that will only be available during Shop hours. Any “Lab” spaces, i.e. Computer Lab (rm. 23), Metals Lab (rm. 27B) and CNC Lab (rm. 27A), can be reserved for course instruction. For additional information about these areas, what equipment is available and what the spaces can be used for, please reference the College of Architecture Handbook link.
Hours of operation for both the Media Shop and Workshop will be as follows:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Workshop is only available to students who have completed shop training and have been assigned appropriate credentials via N-card.
Intended to accommodate student shop-related needs, room 26 has been dubbed the “Project Center” for students to work on projects outside of normal Workshop hours of operation. Items found in this areas should not leave the room under any circumstances.
The Workshop (rm. 27) has a new equipment layout meant to streamline student workflow. At each work station, students will find a fully stocked set of manual and power hand tools. These tools should be returned to the same location to ensure each student, faculty or staff can have access to the same equipment.
Additional storage and work surfaces have been made to offer more breakout space to students. The shop manager should be made aware of all items or projects left behind or stored in the Workshop.
Contact the shop manager with any questions or concerns you may have regarding facility improvements or equipment organization.
CoA Media Shop
Beginning this semester, **DURING NON-PEAK TIMES** all prints paid for and submitted prior to 6:00 p.m. will be processed by 8:00 p.m. and available for after hours pick-up in room 21, the Media Center. If the print queue is large enough during peak times of the semester, the Media Shop door will be closed at 6:00 p.m. The facility will still be open but the staff will be focused on processing prints and providing access to the laser cutters. In this event, students can still submit prints using the mail-slot in the Media Shop door but will be queued and processed at the start of the next day. This is a college wide effort to eliminate “morning-of-review printing”.
As a policy reminder, use of the laser cutter still requires time-slot sign-up and payment by trained individuals in the Media Shop (rm. 22) prior to usage. Media Shop attendants will asks users for their N-card in exchange for the lens-plate which can be inserted into the machine for material processing. **The laser cutters will NOT work without a lens-plate.** At the conclusion of a user’s laser cutter time-slot, they are expected to return their lens-plate in exchange for their N-card. This policy is the primary reason the Media Center (rm. 21) can be available to students 24/7. **The laser cutters will be shut-down when the Media Shop closes.**
Contact the shop manager with any questions or concerns you may have regarding policy details or facility access.