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W. L. Hall Workshop

W. L. Hall Workshop

The W. L. Hall Workshop provides College of Design students a safe and collaborative environment for the development of material literacy and process knowledge. The Workshop provides a full complement of power and hand tools for the manipulation of wood and related media: a limited selection of equipment for metals, plastics and other materials is also available. Workshop staff provide user assistance, training and supervision while offering an extensive knowledge of materials, tools, processes and safety. Instructors of courses which will utilize the Workshop are encouraged to contact Workshop staff to arrange for an introduction to Workshop capabilities and procedures. Unsafe use of Workshop facilities or equipment may result in revocation of access to the facility.

The 3,500 square foot W. L. Hall Workshop is located on the first floor of Rapson Hall. In the 2,400 square feet of woodworking space, there are two tablesaws, seven bandsaws, two mitersaws, two planers, a 12" jointer, two drill presses, a scroll saw, numerous sanders, plus a wide variety of portable power tools and hand tools.  Digital fabrication resources include: 2)Universal X-660 laser cutters, ZCorp Z510 and Z310 3D printing systems and a CAMaster CR408 CNC router.   An expanded 1200sqft Digital Fabrication Laboratory opening in September 2011 will house additional additive and subtractive prototyping resources.  The Workshop stocks a small supply of frequently used materials for sale to shop users.  This stock includes: Acrylic sheet, PETG plastic sheet, MDF, Homasote, chipboard, basswood sheets and sticks, thin plywood, dowels, abrasives and adhesives.  The Annex is a 500 square foot teaching lab and 24 hour work space which also contains our spray booth.

Shop Phone: 612-624-9093
Manager: Kevin Groenke
Studio Technicians: Keith Tucker and Justin Kindelspire

Fore more information visit: W. L. Hall Workshop web page

School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743