Workshops and Technology

The School of Architecture and Urban Design delivers innovative scholarship in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.

Facilities and Workshops

The School of Architecture & Urban Design students and researchers have access to levels 1 – 7 of Design Hub (Bldg 100) workspaces, facilities and workshops.

RMIT IT Services support the school’s heavy demands in computing. The School has over 250 computers available to students in building 100. In addition students and researchers also have access to a virtual Windows desktop with a similar range of design and office software. This is accessed through any internet browser both on and off-campus and offers comparable processing and graphics capability to the physical hardware available in the School.

Standard printing, photocopying and scanning facilities are located on each floor level of Building 100. Print jobs are sent to a University-wide server and can be retrieved from these or any other standard printer across the campus. On level 1 there is a variety of specialty printers and finishing equipment including:

2 x Oce Colorwave 700
1 x Oce TDS750
1 x HP Z6800

Students have access to a number of 3D printers including:

2 x Ultimaker 2+
4 x Delta Wasp 2040 Turbo2
1 x Delta Wasp 3MT
1 x HP Jet Fusion 580 Color 3D Printer

Workshops and Making Spaces

The School of Architecture and Design has invested in its workshops to make available a range of traditional methods of making alongside emerging technologies. This allows students and researchers to model or prototype their concepts and refine their projects with a range of processes and materials. They offer students integrated resources that support academic progress and experimentation.

Machinery

Workshops have a wide range of tools for making ranging from heavy machinery to jewellery making hand-tools. Some of the more significant machines are:

  • Biesse Rover C6.40 CNC 5-axis CNC router
  • Homag BMG311 3-axis CNC router
  • Haas OM-2A Vertical Machining Centre
  • Trumpf Trubend 7036 Brake-Press
  • Emco E-200 MC Lathe
  • Knuth VHF 1.1 Universal Mill
  • Coherent Metabeam laser cutter
  • Coherent Omnibeam laser cutter
  • 4 x Epilog Fusion M2 laser cutters
  • Kuka KR-150 L110 robot + KL 1500 linear track
  • 2 x Kuka Agilus KR 10 R1100 six robots
  • 6 x Universal UR-10 robots
  • Siro Lasertec SL-100 laser welder
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.