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Labs and Workshops

Digital Fabrication Lab

Contact Information: 734.764.6716 | Room 1225 | taubmancollegefablab@umich.edu

The FABLab staff support the missions of the Taubman College and the University of Michigan by acting as stewards of digital fabrication technologies. They ensure digital fabrication resources are in optimal condition, to meet the needs of the faculty, staff, and students of the College.

Supporting Staff:

Wes McGee
Director and Assistant Professor of Architecture

Office: 1248 A  |  734-936-0246
wesmcgee@umich.edu

 

 


 

Asa Peller
FABLab Research Associate and Lecturer

Office: 1225 
asapel@umich.edu

 


 

Carlos Pompeo
Digital Fabrication Lab Associate

Office: 1225
ccpompeo@umich.edu

 

Carlos is a proud graduate of Taubman College with a Master of Architecture degree. He was recently engaged as a Studio Instructor for the ArcStart program. Carlos has practical experience as an Architectural Designer and Fabricator with Adams+Gilpin Design Studio in Ann Arbor.

 


 

Andrew Bradford
Digital Fabrication Lab Associate

Office: 1225
drewjb@umich.edu

Andrew is a proud graduate of Taubman College with a Master of Science in Architecture Design and Research: Digital Technologies. He was recently engaged in the dynamic research project, "Thermoplastic Concrete Casting" through the Research Through Making program. Andrew's practical experience as a Designer is with both Luchenback | Ziegelman Architects and Gardener & Associates Architects.

 

WoodShop

Contact Information: 734.763.5236 | Room 1251 | mrkrecic@umich.edu

The shop is a 6,000 square foot facility located on the first floor, in the southwest wing of the Art + Architecture Building. A fully equipped wood shop with several stations of the most common machines, the shop also has a good complement of plastics and metal working equipment and two CAD–driven laser cutters for wood, paper, and plastics. The shop staff of professional model makers oversees and guides all work in the shop, and they conduct annual training programs for students.

Supporting Staff:

Mark Krecic
Senior Shop Coordinator

Office: 1251  |  734-763-5236
mrkrecic@umich.edu

 

 


 

Dennis Racine
Assistant Shop Coordinator

Office: 1251  |  734-763-5236
dracine@umich.edu

 

As the Wood Shop Studio Coordinator, Dennis assists Art and Architecture students in making stuff. Prior to joining Taubman College, Dennis spend 13 years in Taos, New Mexico working as an artist, and was also Senior Manager of International & Domestic Store Design for Borders Books, Music & Cafe. He received his B.F.A. University of Michigan School of Art.

 

Metals Lab

Contact Information: Room 1244 | mickk@umich.edu

The Metals Lab, is located within the FabLab and provides tools, equipment, training, and workspace for small and large scale projects involving sheet metals and steel structural sections. MIG (metal inert gas) welding stations, metal shears, and brakes as well as cutting and bending equipment are available. The Metals Lab allows for a range of fabrication as well as exploratory work in support of studio and thesis work, research, and design–build projects. Introductory tutorials in MIG welding and metals fabrication can be scheduled through the lab coordinator. Tutorials in the use of Metals Lab equipment are available only by appointment. Please contact Mick Kennedy to schedule an appointment. Assistance is available for fabrication projects as well as for exploratory design work. 

SAND Lab

Contact Information: Room 2107A | nscholtz@umich.edu

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning offers a variety of computational services to support architecture, urban planning and urban design students. The Spatial and Numeric Data Services (SAND) North Lab houses computer facilities equipped with tools for handling digital geographic information and the spatial analysis of built form.

Supporting Staff:

Nicole Scholtz
Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian

Office: 2207  |  734-615-5129
nscholtz@umich.edu