School of Architecture and Built Environment Workshop

The School of Architecture and Built Environment (a+b) workshop provides facilities to build accurate physical models of computer generated designs. These models are produced using a wide range of equipment including computer controlled laser and 3D printers. A wide range of materials are also available, and when coupled with the technology, students can achieve diverse results.

The workshop is located at 17 Brougham St on level 1 in Building F (the student residences). The entrance is accessed from the car park on the western side of the building. The facility is available to students who are enrolled in the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

Workshop rules and safety considerations

Workshop safety is everyone's responsibility. Workshop rules and considerations have been put in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Please read the safety rules carefully before entering the workshop.

Document setup instructions

For information on the equipment in the workshop and submission instructions, please refer to the following guides:

Set up guide for the CNC router

Set up guide for laser cutting and engraving

If you have any further questions, please come in or contact the workshop staff.


Before you can use the workshop you must attend an induction session. These inductions are run over different times mainly in the first three weeks of Trimester 1 and 2. Inductions take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the class size.

To enter the workshop enclosed footwear must be worn. Open footwear is not allowed at any time.

Large Format Printing

Students can send files to be printed in large format to The email should include:

  • PDF of file to be printed
  • page size (A2 = 594 x 420mm, A1 = 841 x 594mm or A0 = 1184 x 841mm)
  • whether it is to be printed as a line 80gsm, colour 80gsm, colour 140gsm, satin photo 195gsm or tracing.

Students will receive an email when the prints are ready for payment and collection.

Operating times

Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Times are subject to change

Supervisor and more information

Greg Shields or Anthony Swanborough
03 5227 2251 or 03 5227 8019

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