Laird Norton Lower Level


  • Share designs and knowledge internationally
  • Community use with membership available
  • Professional prototyping
  • High-precision milling machines, 3D printing, inkjet printing and lasercutting
  • Capabilities for programming and hardware development

Photography Studio

  • Cutting-edge documentation studio
  • Greenscreening capabilities
  • Access to high-end photography equipment

Making Artwork/General Education Classroom

  • Classroom space designed for general education art courses
  • Easily adaptable classroom design for multi-purpose use
  • Capabilities for relief printing, paper making, painting, drawing and collage
  • Available to community for group reservations

Collections Storage

  • Climate-controlled space for University art collection
  • Museum-level storage systems
  • Workroom for scholarly research on collection
  • Home to close to 800 objects in the permanent collection

Project Incubator Space

  • Studio for student innovation and advanced projects
  • Collaborative workspace

Business Incubator Space

  • Room for start-up companies to launch businesses
  • Space for meeting with clients
  • Access to Fab lab and Makerspace
  • Promotes innovation and new creative energy
  • Provides a model of professional practices for students


  • Comprehensive inventory of power tools
  • Programming emphasizes both safety and innovation
  • Framing, sculpture and furniture design capabilities
  • Community use with membership available

fablab photography business artwork office woodshop collections p-incubatorLayout of lower level of Laird Norton building