The buildLab provides students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design with the expertise, training and equipment necessary to experiment with materials and execute creative work.

The buildLab offers the following dedicated spaces: 2600 ft2 shop space focused on the processing and assembly of wood and plastics; analog, digital, CNC and laser cutting equipment are all available; 250 ft2 Spray Room for the safe and proper application of paints, adhesives, and stains; 630 ft2 Casting Room for the use of plaster, concrete, and hydrocal; and a hot wire cutter is available for cutting foam for formwork.

The buildLab offers training in the following areas: shop safety and etiquette; hand tools and small equipment; woodworking and plastic production tools; and digital fabrication.

Summer 2020 buildLab Hours


Note:  Hours may change, depending on needs.  An email will be sent out with any alterations to the schedule.

buildLab access by appointment only.  Please email wcanning@ltu.edu to scheduling your time.

Regular Hours
Monday:  11:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday:  11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday:  11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday:  11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday:  11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday:  11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday:  CLOSED

buildLab Contact Information

William Canning
Manager, CoAD buildLab
wcanning@ltu.edu
(248) 204-2831

CoAD shopCoAD shop 2
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