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:
DAAPIT Computer Lab
A 50 work station 24/7 computer lab, with 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 Build Lab 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