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Fabrication: Tool Center

Last updated on Apr 16, 2024

Summer 2024: NO ACCESS

*Sunday, May 5th 2024, will be the last day to work or store items in any of our existing fabrication studios, or return items to the Tool Center. We will reopen in the Fall at our new location in Double Ground*

Spring 2024 Hours:
8am-10pm Monday-Thursday
8am-7pm Friday
12pm-8pm Saturday and Sunday

2nd Floor
Main Building

Current Students, Faculty, and Staff may checkout tools and equipment from the Tool Center for free.

Due to academic program needs and the large volume of students that this space supports, CCA Shops are not available to alumni at this time.

Covid Informational Links:

COVID–19 Information for the CCA Community
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Ivan Berejkoff

Studio Operations Manager - Fabrication

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Alexander Guerrero

Fabrication Studio Manager, Evenings

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Piper Alldredge

Model Shop / Fabrication Studio Manager

About the Fabrication: Tool Center

The Tool Center is the main repository for personal protective equipment, hand, and power tools for the San Francisco Campus. All users are encouraged to invest in the specialty tools their projects will require as the Tool Center selection is limited.

Tool Check-Out Policy:

  • Most tools/equipment checked out are due back by 2pm, next day.
  • Keys and some specialty items may not be checked out overnight.
  • Items may be renewed in person only. No phone calls or emails.

Fines Policy:

  • $1/day per tool for hand tools
  • $5/day per powered (drills, jigsaws, heat guns, nail gun, etc).
  • $20/day for keys

Lost or broken tools will be assessed a fine of the value of the tool plus accrued fines. $50 for key replacement. If you have a fine balance, you will not be able to check out any equipment from SF Shops, Media Center, or Hybrid Lab until your account is settled. Fines can be paid in person, by cash or credit, during open hours.

Please note that a respirator is required to work in the Spray Booth, but the Tool Center does not checkout respirators.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Acrylic
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Cardboard
  • Concrete
  • Foam
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Plywood
  • Resin
  • Rubber
  • Silicone
  • Steel
  • Wire
  • Wood