Design Facilities

In addition to the University laptop program Design students at no addtional cost have 24/7 access to a high–tech facility which includes Digital Computer Lab with lastest design software and Design Production Lab with state–of–the–art equipment.

The Design Program is located on the first and second floor of Watkins Hall, adjacent to Gildemeister, Pasteur and Shepard Halls and Science Laboratory Center. The facilities include Design Computer Lab and Design Production Lab with access to Mac computers and a range of input and output devices including scanners, cameras, a large format plotter and vinyl cutter, 3D printer, laser cutter and engraver, and a full print service digital press. Each computer station includes current versions of design and multimedia software.

Design Computer Lab is located on the second floor of Watkins Hall in room 213. This facility is equipped with 3 six–core Mac Pro units paired with Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablets and Dell monitors, 6 iMac units paired with Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 units and 6 quad–core Mac Pro units paired with Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablets and Dell monitors. Each station includes current versions of design, motion, digital imaging, web, sound, video and animation software.

Design Production Lab is located on the first floor of Watkins Hall in room 114. This facility is equipped with open work small and large format cutting and assembly area for prototyping and production, state of the art digital press with 5th channel (transparent and white capabilities), 2 3D printers for sculptural and prototyping exploration and work, 42” large format ink–jet printer, 23” vinyl cutter, 24” laser cutter and engraver with rotary capabilities, heat press, sewing and textile production tools, and wide selection of hardware tools. This hybrid fabrication lab and maker space provides design students highly supportive high–end environment for pursuing a wide variety of creative solutions. This facility is equipped with 8 computer stations with dual monitor capabilities loaded with cutting edge software to assist design students in their production journey.

Design students have 24–hour access to this high–end facility.

For the next chapter of development of our Department and programs please familiarize yourself with the future Laird Norton Art & Design Center—a ground–braking state–of–the–art future oriented facility meant to push our education programs, our student, our institution and our community to the next level of ingenuity and thought and foster a new generation of problem–solving creators.

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