IT Labs: THE PAUL LAUX DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

THE PAUL LAUX DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE STUDIO 
Foundation Building, 7th Floor, Rooms 713 | 714 
Fall 2020 Hours: M-F, 10am-6pm 
Phone Number: 212-353-4034 or x034 on campus

The Digital Architecture Studio is full-service computer lab and classroom space open to all students, faculty, and staff at Cooper Union. The lab provides standard Dell workstations, Dell render stations, as well as Apple desktop computers running macOS and Windows platforms.  All of the computers feature a full array of software for work in 3D design, graphic design, video and animation, photogrammetry, coding and programing and more. The Digital Architecture Studio also offers scanning, large-format printing, and 3D printing tools to further student research and projects. The lab is staffed by a dedicated team of professional staff and student workers; all lab staff are available to offer support and advice related to the software and hardware platforms we offer. 

For the Fall 2020 semester, there will be no access to room 714 due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Room 713 will be open to students and faculty Mon-Fri, 10am and 6pm, and will provide a number of distanced workstations, as well as self-service printers and scanners. All plotter and 3D print submissions will be handled remotely.  Prints will be available for pick up in the hallway outside the lab. All communication with the Digital Architecture Studio should come through our IT Labs Teams site, please see the links below to connect with us. 

Click here to chat with Digital Architecture Studio Staff

Click here to submit plotter and 3D print requests.

After 6pm and on weekends, if you have a lab-specific inquiry, please email academic.support@cooper.edu.  

For general technical assistance, at any time, you can email itsupport@cooper.edu

Equipment Available:

Large Format Printing  
Epson 5270 & 7270 (44” inch color inkjet printers) 
These high-end inkjet plotters are used for printing large-scale drawings, photographs, and posters.  The Epson 5270 is set up to print on 36-inch vellum, mylar (matte film), and clear film. The 7270 prints up to 44 inches on either Epson Single Weight Matte or Epson Double Weight Matte paper

HP T-520  (36” inch color inkjet printer)
This high quality, 36- inch, 8 color inkjet printer accepts almost any type of sheet paper, up to 36 inches wide.  It is operated self-service and students supply their own paper.

Color Laser Printing
Xerox Altalink c8030 laser printer 
High resolution output of 1200 x 2400 dpi, photo-quality color images and crisp text.

3d Printing
MakerBot Replicator+ (6th Gen) (2x)
(FDM) Fused Deposition Modeling
Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Layer Resolution 100 microns
Build Volume [11.6 X 7.6 X 6.5 in]

Formlabs Form 2 (3x)
Inverted SLA: Stereolithography
Layer Resolution 25-100 microns
Material: Resin
Build Volume [5.7× 5.7× 6.9 in]
High-resolution, complex models.

Creality 10S + 10S Pro

(FDM) Fused Deposition Modeling
Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Layer Resolution 100 microns
Build Volume [11.8 x11. 8 x15. 7  in]

Flatbed Scanners
Epson 12,000 (1x) 
Epson 10,000 (1x)

Camera Kit for Checkout
Students from the School of Architecture may checkout our Nikon DSLR camera, light kit, and black backdrop for 24 hours periods.  Please contact our staff via Chat to reserve camera equipment.  

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