• Archon Seminar Room
    The Archon Seminar Room provides spectacular panoramic views of the four major mountain ranges that encircle Tucson. This special meeting room sits atop the CAPLA building and is used for special events, meetings, and conferences.
  • Ceramics Lab
    Tools for basic ceramic work include wheels, kilns, extruders, slip tables etc., a 30 ton ceramic press, and a 3D printer.
  • Concrete Lab
    The concrete lab is located directly outside the wood lab on the covered deck. This is reconfigurable space designed to work with materials such as concrete or plaster and is the only space to work with aggregate materials in the building. The concrete lab is open 24 hours per day, has light, electric, air lines and water. The concrete lab must be kept clean and projects we are not informed of may be recycled or removed weekly. There is no storage of models in the labs, and models fabricated there must be removed as soon as finished.
  • Digital Lab
    The digital lab has a Universal Testing Machine, digital microscope, and a materials resource library. The 3D printers are housed here and in addition two sewing machines.
  • Geo Visualization Laboratory
    The Geo Visualization lab is equipped with advanced computing hardware for research in GIS and related topics.
  • Glass Lab
    Glass fusing and related processes
  • Helidon Lab
    The helidon lab located in room 207, west building is used for photographing students models while in a simulated light environment with a sun tracking mechanism.
  • Laser Lab
    The Labs have three Universal Laser Systems solid state laser cutters useful for etching patterns or cutting virtually any 2-dimensional shape from a wide variety of thin materials such as acrylic, chipboard, wood veneer, and thin plywood. The lasers are in the east part of the Material labs in their own room and are open 24/7 during the semester.
  • Machining Lab
    The machining lab has a 14” LeBlond lathe, Bridgeport Knee Mill, The vacuum forming tool is also located here and the wash out bath for the Dimension 3D prints.
  • Metal Lab
    The metal lab has an inside area for cold metal fabrication and an outside area (the covered deck) for hot metal fabrication including MIG, TIG, gas and Arc welding, plasma, grinding etc. We have tools for basic metal work cutting, bending, rolling, shearing, forging, and casting. Students must purchase their own materials for their projects.
  • Smith House | Center for Heritage Conservation
    The Smith House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, serves as the center for Heritage Conservation from which its instructional, research and community outreach programs are based. The 1904 Queen Anne residence, located across the street from the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Building, was home to G.E.P. Smith, an agricultural engineer and university faculty member responsible for early research and legislation on Arizona groundwater management. The Smith House contains offices, student workstations, a conference room and library.
  • Synthetics Lab
    In the synthetics lab we work with rubbers, plastics, resins, casting, spin casting, roto- casting, vacuum chambers etc.
  • UA Downtown
    The University of Arizona Downtown (UAD) is an urban laboratory for the development and evaluation of design and planning strategies that envision urban sustainability, engage a diverse public with decision-making tools, and set into motion the regulatory environment and public services to enable that vision.
  • Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory
    The development of an addition to the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture building afforded an opportunity to design and construct a demonstration landscape which is a high-performance integration of the building and site. The project employs classic low-cost arid land design principles of water harvesting, water reuse, mitigation of desert microclimates and reduction and re-direction of runoff for passive and active storage as well creating an enchanting desert oasis.
  • Wood Research Material Lab
    The Fred R. & Olga K. Pace Wood Research Material Lab are professionally staffed by two professionals and a dedicated group of student monitors. The wood lab has 4000 sq ft. of equipment and fabrication space. The Shop Sabre CNC router is also located in the wood lab.