Build Lab

The DAAP Build Lab occupies over 12,000 square feet on the 3000 level of Wolfson and is home to a wide range of equipment. The scope of the DBL is to support the academic mission of the college by encouraging students to engage directly with the process of making and to experiment with materials and methods in order to enhance design processes and products.

All students wishing to use the DBL in any of its capacity must go through an initial orientation detailing more extensively the DBL policy at large, conduct, safety, and brief overview of the machines.  Certain machines and equipment are off limits and require specific plus adequate training provided by the DBL staff and proven by the user.

Regardless of skill level it is encouraged for students and faculty to ‘ask for assistance’ to ensure not only safety measures, but also good working habits.

The DBL houses tools and machines for most wood and metal working needs as well as adequate assembly space.  In addition, there is a Foundry, Paint Booth, Small Castings, and Exterior/Loading Dock area. Students/Faculty can also borrow and renew certain tools from the Tool Library.

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DAAP Build Lab

DAAP infrastructure and Facilities

3330 Wolfson


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Timothy Rives Rash

Lab Manager - DAAP Build Lab



3000 level of the Wolfson building adjacent to the loading dock and the freight elevator.


Hours may vary and are subject to change.

Monday through Friday 8AM to 6PM

Equipment Tool List: Wood

  • Table saw
  • Wood lathe
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Router table
  • Disc/belt sanders
  • Band saws
  • Panel saw
  • Chop/Miter saws
  • Scroll saws
  • Spindle sanders
  • Drill press
  • Festool equipment (domino, track saw, orbital sanders)
  • Pneumatic nail/staple guns
  • Bench grinder/polisher
  • Chisels
  • Angle grinder
  • Circular saw
  • Saws-all
  • Jig saw
  • Handheld power planer
  • Handheld belt-sanders
  • Handheld corded or cordless drills
  • Palm sanders
  • Most non-power hand tools (screw drivers, etc…)

Equipment Tool List: Metal

  • Welders (tig and mig)
  • Plasma cutter
  • Vertical mill
  • Engine Lathe
  • Router table
  • Disc sanders
  • Pneumatic tube roller
  • Torch set
  • Drill press
  • Angle grinders
  • Metal band saws
  • Abrasive chop saw
  • Bench top grinder/polisher
  • Sand Blaster
  • Drill presses
  • Pneumatic impact tools
  • 48” Shear
  • Brake (+magnetic)
  • Sheet roller
  • Shrinker/Stretcher
  • Notcher
  • Punch
  • Beverly Shear

Equipment Tool List: Misc

  • Handheld corded or cordless drills
  • Most non-power hand tools
  • Vacuum former
  • Hot wire cutters
  • Down draft tables
  • Variety of vices and tables