ARCH 4605
Introduction to Digital Fabrication: Design Making

aerial view of an orange and black robot arm cutting a wooden log in a concrete-floored studio

Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL). photo / Reuben Chen

  • Instructor: Madeleine Eggers
  • Time: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., June 1–19
  • Location: L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall
  • Credits: 3

The use of digitally-driven fabrication tools constitutes an important skill set for future designers, engineers, artists, and architects. Rooted in the emergence of fab-labs and maker culture, this three-week course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital fabrication. Students will become familiar with the 3D modeling, parametric design, and fabrication software through a series of hands-on workshops and tutorials. Students will fabricate their design explorations using laser cutters, 3D printers, and desktop robotic arms in Cornell AAP's state of the art fabrication shop.

Spend the summer in Ithaca and (almost) complete an architecture minor!

For the first time this summer, we are offering four Architecture courses that would fulfill all but one of the five courses required!

June 1–19, 2020

ARCH 4509 Introduction to Virtual Reality: New Technologies of Visual Representation (3 credits)

ARCH 4605 Introductions to Digital Fabrication: Design Making (3 credits)

June 22–1, 2020

ARCH 1110 Introduction to Architecture - Studio (3 credits)

ARCH 1300 Introduction to Architecture - Lectures (3 credits)

These introductory courses have no prerequisites and are open to all.


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