Build Lab

Student stands in a chaotic, messy wood shop
BUILD LAB

The Build Lab is a collection of fabrication shops occupying approximately 8,400 square feet of interior and exterior space on the first floor of Goldsmith Hall (Room 1.101).

Housed in the 6,600 square foot interior space are areas for casting concrete and plaster, a metal working shop, an extensive wood shop, a 45’x35’ 25-station classroom work area, and a finish room. The Build Lab equipment includes, but is not limited to, two Shopbot CNC Router with 96” by 60" beds, two "Saw Stop" table saws, 36" and 14" bandsaws, 8" and 16" jointers and a 24" planer, a 25-ton iron worker, Millermatic 252 welder, an 85-watt Hypertherm plasma cutter, two vacuum forming machines, and a mill. 

The Build Lab also features a large, covered exterior deck with electrical service and water. The exterior and interior spaces are connected by two hydraulic elevators.

STAFF

ACCESS AND USE OF EQUIPMENT

Use of the School's Build Lab is limited to students, faculty, and staff enrolled in the School of Architecture and working on class-related assignments. Access to the Build Lab is enabled after one has successfully passed UT's Environmental Health and Safety training, which focuses on safety, and our own hands-on instruction which focuses on the technical operation of our equipment. 

You can find more information about training on the Build Lab's Wiki pages.

LOCATION + CONTACT

Goldsmith Hall 1.101
The University of Texas at Austin
Facility Reservations Available Here

TOUR THE BUILD LAB

BUILD LAB STUDENT WORK

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    Final reviews kick off next week and we’re excited to invite several out-of-town reviewers to @utaustintx. Visit the link in our bio for bios and more information about these accomplished practitioners and academics.

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