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Facilities & Resources

At Taubman College you will find the most sophisticated technologies available in architectural, urban design and urban planning fields of study.

The Digital Fabrication Lab (FABLab) leverages state-of-the-art industrial technology to perform architectural fabrication research and is one of few select academic institutions around the world utilizing robotic automation to perform both subtractive and additive manufacturing processes. The Spatial and Numeric Data Services (SAND) Lab houses computer facilities equipped with tools for handling digital geographic information and the spatial analysis of built form. The lab, one of two on U-M's campus, provides access to data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, Global Insight, Geolytics, ERI, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Geological Survey, and many other sources. Our Metals Lab and 6,000 square foot Woodshop facility are fully equipped to assist students and faculty in a range of fabrication and exploratory work in support of studio and thesis work, research, and design–build projects.