Shops & Labs
An outstanding all-college sculpture shop is located on the fourth floor of the Foundation Building. Integral to both the program and pedagogy of the School of Architecture, the shop supports opportunities to create a wide range of three-dimensional work at all scales. The shop includes machinery for wood- and metal-working, mold-making, bronze casting and projects using wax, clay, plaster, and some plastics.
Whenever the shop is open, professional staff are available for technical and creative consultation with students. Hours and contact information for the sculpture shop are available here.
The IDC Foundation Art, Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (AACE) Lab is an advanced fabrication resource offering a wide variety of new digital fabrication tools to all current students at The Cooper Union.
The AACE Lab is open for in-person student use and is a self-service resource, meaning that students operate all equipment themselves. In addition to offering a variety of both stand-alone and in-class workshops, the lab also has a robust staff of professional and student technicians.
Additional information on the AACE Lab is available here.
IT Lab: The Paul Laux Digital Architecture Studio
The Digital Architecture Studio, located on the seventh floor of the Foundation Building, is a full-service computer lab and classroom space open to all Cooper students, faculty, and staff. The lab provides standard Dell workstations, Dell render stations, as well as Apple desktop computers running macOS and Windows platforms. All computers feature a full array of software for work in 3D design, graphic design, video, animation, photogrammetry, programming, and more. The Digital Architecture Studio also offers scanning, large-format printing, and 3D printing tools for student research and projects. The lab is staffed by a dedicated team of professional and student workers.
Additional information about The Paul Laux Digital Architecture Studio is available here (link accessible only to Cooper students, faculty and staff).
IT Lab: The Media Lab
The Media Lab is a full-service computer lab and classroom space open to all Cooper students, faculty, and staff. The lab, which is located on the 8th floor of 41 Cooper Square, provides Apple desktop computers running macOS and Windows platforms, each featuring a full array of software for work in graphic design, video and animation, coding and programming, 3D design, and more. The Media Lab also offers scanning, printing, and 3D tools to further student research and projects. The lab is staffed by a dedicated team of professional and student workers.
Additional information about The Media Lab is available here (link accessible only to Cooper students, faculty and staff).