MAD LABS

MAD LABS (Makerspace for Art + Design)

The MAD LABS (Makerspace for Art + Design) are the digital fabrication labs for the School of Art, Architecture and Design. The facilities support the curricular needs of all units in the school, but are also available to students, staff, and faculty members from across the university. Services are billed to bursar, research, or departmental accounts, and cost roughly 1/4 of equivalent commercial services.

Since their inception in January of 2016 the MAD LABS have facilitated the research of individuals from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Kinesiology, Art History, Kelley School of Business, Informatics, the Media School, Radio and Television, and all units from the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Walk in or make an appointment

During open hours, the labs are always staffed by the Lab Coordinator or a trained technician. You are not expected to have prior experience with the technology, and you are welcome to walk in or set an appointment for consultation and guidance.

Make an appointment

The Digital Fabrication Labs Coordinator is also available to meet with interested faculty to determine how the MAD LABS can be incorporated into course curriculum. For questions about lab hours, equipment, rates, and any other inquiries, please contact the Digital Fabrication Labs Coordinator, Ryan Mandell.