We provide a variety of tools to translate design thinking into tangible objects. These include both traditional woodworking and digital fabrication tools.

Woodworking shop

Our comprehensive woodworking shop provides all tools required to produce anything from small models to full-sized building components. Students in all SALA programs can use it as a resource for both studio and technical courses. We train our students in the safe use of tools and machines appropriate to their projects.

The shop is located in the basement of the Lasserre Building and has two areas. The machine room contains most of the equipment and is open over 50 hours per week. The assembly room with benches, power, and some machines is available around the clock. You can sign out a large selection of hand tools and portable power tools for use in the assembly room, at your desk, or even outside of SALA.

Materials for sale

We sell a range of commonly used materials in the workshop. If you need materials we do not stock, please speak to the workshop staff about possible sources.