Transition Plans for Rand Hall and Mui Ho Fine Arts Library
Rand Hall will close in Mid-May 2017 for the construction of Mui Ho Fine Arts Library (FAL). The first-floor fabrication shops and the fine arts library circulation desk and other services will be relocated to other areas within AAP, until August 2019.
The Rand Hall annex will close on May 19 and be relocated to the Milstein Hall storage area, B09. This location is central to Tjaden Hall and the Milstein and Sibley hall studio spaces. All existing carts will be provided and as with the current shop, cordless tools can be checked out for use after hours. The AAP Supply Store will be temporarily relocated here during construction.
Annex Space Floor Plan (PDF)
The FAL circulation desk will be relocated to B56 in East Sibley Hall. The reserve stacks will be available, other books will be housed at the University Library Annex and can be retrieved upon request.
FAL Services Floor Plan (PDF)
Digital Fabrication, Seminar, and Critic Spaces
The Digital Fabrication Lab will close on May 19 and move to the second floor of East Sibley Hall. The new space allows for all the existing laser cutters and 3D printers. There will also be an additional desktop 3D printer area, which will allow students to work with different types of printers, and an electronics soldering bench that can be used to build and test Arduino style controls and sensors. A new classroom and critic spaces are also planned.
Metal Working Area
A work area will be installed between The Foundry and the Kiln Shed. The area will be outfitted with electric and gas welding capabilities, a grinder, a belt sander, and many of the hand tools now available in the Rand Hall metal working area. A covered trailer will be used to store all the equipment, tools, and safety gear at night.
Metal Working Area Plan (PDF)
The sculpture classroom will move from The Foundry to Tjaden Hall room 205. All the existing tables, tool cabinets, and shelving will be set up in the new space.
Wood Shop and CNC Lab
The Rand Hall wood shop will move to The Foundry sculpture classroom and the CNC lab will move into The Foundry annex. The wood shop closed on May 15 and the CNC will remain open until May 19.