The college is housed in the Aronoff Center for Design and Art, a 164,000-square-foot addition, which opened in 1996 and linked together the previously existing Alms, DAAP and Wolfson buildings. Designed by renowned architect Peter Eisenman, the Aronoff Center has generated much national and international critical attention. The expanded facility has enabled all of our programs to be housed together under one roof for the first time in our over 75-year history.
Many of the college's classrooms are equipped with state-of-the art video projection systems. In addition to studios, workshops, laboratories, lecture and seminar rooms, the college has a number of specialized facilities which support its programs. Among these are:
Computer Graphics Center
- The Computer Graphics Center (CGC) contains 3 computer labs, printing and scanning facilities and help desk. The labs contain high end computer workstations suitable for the vast array of professional graphics software used in all our disciplines.
Rapid Prototyping Center
- The Rapid Prototyping Center is home to several computer numerical control (CNC) machines used for creating three-dimensional representations of computer models.
- The Photo Lab contains dark rooms and facilities for processing film-based photography in addition to supporting output of high-end digital photography.
- The Shop contains numerous wood and metal working machines including saws, drills, welding equipment, hand tools and work surfaces.
- The DAAP Galleries consist of the Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery and the Phillip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery. Rotating exhibitions feature local, regional, and national artists.
Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlacter Library
- DAAP has a branch of the UC Library System in our building. The collection includes books and periodicals from all areas of art and design.
- Follet runs a bookstore stocked with art and modeling supplies, as well as convenience items.
- The DAAP Cafe is located in the main atrium and serves a variety of food and drinks.