Facility and Resources

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:

DAAP Labs and Centers

You can see the full list of labs, centers, and initiatives on the Labs, Centers, and Initiatives page.

DAAP Galleries

The DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati currently consist of the Reed and Meyers Galleries with some special exhibitions taking place at the Sycamore Gallery in downtown Cincinnati.

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.

DAAP Art Store

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.