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Model Shop

Academic Year 19/20 Hours and Access

Monday 8am-10pm
Tuesday 8am-10pm
Wednesday 8am-10pm
Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm

This shop is closed during posted class sessions, please see calendar below for specifics. Please contact Piper Alldredge at for more information.

*Thanksgiving Break 2019 Hours*
Wednesday Nov. 27, 8am-5pm
Thursday Nov. 28, CAMPUS CLOSED
Friday Nov. 29 CAMPUS CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 12pm-8pm

The SF Fabrication Studios will be open by appointment only over the 2019-20 Winter Break, from December 16-20 and January 6-17. Contact studio staff to schedule access. Please note that all campus is closed December 21-January 4.

2nd Floor
Main Building
SF Campus

All enrolled students, current staff, and faculty must take an orientation before using the Model Making Shop. Upon successful completion of an orientation, users are granted authorization to check out a Model Shop Access Card from the Tool Center. All users must check out and display this card while they are working in the Model Shop.

Closed to general access during reserved class hours, which will be posted on this page's Google Calendar, see below.
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Piper Alldredge

Model Shop / Fabrication Studio Manager

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Ryan Parham

Fabrication Studio Operations Manager

About the Model Shop

The Model Making Studio is a large, well-lit shop that contains many essential pieces of equipment for student use including saws, sanders, drill presses, mills, routers, lathes, a vacuum forming machine, and workbenches.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Foam
  • Plastic
  • Wood


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Open orientations are provided during weeks 1-8 of every semester, and may also be scheduled in class. Users can sign up for an Open Orientation on the corkboard outside the Tool Center on the 2nd floor of the 1111 8th St building. Faculty should contact studio staff to schedule an in-class orientation.

Orientations take 2 hours and go over basic shop safety and policies as well as basic best practices for use on Band Saws, Sanders, Compound Miter Saw, Table Saw, and Drill Presses. Open orientations can accommodate up to 8 attendees at a time, with a minimum of 4 for a scheduled orientation to run. All attendees must stay for the full 2 hours, and must wear closed toe shoes. Personal protective equipment is provided.