Experimentation with materials, prototyping and testing, physical mock-ups and the exploration of new fabrication processes is integral to the design culture at the GSD. In support of these pursuits the FabLab features a wide range of equipment, ranging from cutting edge robotic arms, CNC routers and miling machines, 3D printers, and laser-cutters, to a well-equipped ‘traditional’ wood-and-metal-working shop. The shop is structured as an open environment for material-based learning and research, using a wide range of materials from foam and wood, metal and plastics to composites and smart materials. Scale models and full-size prototypes are produced by students and faculty of all departments and all study programs at the GSD.


Stephen Ervin
Assistant Dean for Information Technology
Gund L18
(617) 495-2682

Christopher Hansen
Digital Fabrication Technical Specialist
Gund L34
(617) 495-1355

Burton LeGeyt
Digital Fabrication Technical Specialist
Gund L35
(617) 495-3359

Rachel Vroman
Maneger, Digital Fabrication Laboratory
Gund L34
(617) 495-5430

About Us

The lab is managed by Rachel Vroman, Burton LeGeyt and Chris Hansen, fabrication/technology specialists.  Additional support is provided by a team of approximately 50+ trained students. Together they provide advice and assistance for all lab work, maintain our extensive arsenal of devices and machines, and monitor safety.

The FabLab features a wide range of equipment:

  • Laser cutters
  • CNC Machine Tools
  • Robotic Waterjet and Robotic  6-Axis Mill
  • 3D Rapid Prototyping
  • Wood and Metal Shop
  • Software

Please visit the Fabrication Lab website for more details.