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a+b Workshop

The School of Architecture and Built Environment a+b workshop provides facilities to build accurate physical models of computer-generated designs.

a+b Workshop

These models are produced using a wide range of equipment, including computer-controlled laser and 3D printers. A wide range of materials is also available, and when coupled with the technology, you can achieve diverse results.

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


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

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

Workshop rules and safety

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.

View the workshop rules and safety considerations

Document setup instructions

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

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

Large format printing

You 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.

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

Operating times

8.30am–12.30pm and 1.15pm–3.30pm
Times are subject to change.

Contact us

For more information contact the supervisors Greg Shields or Anthony Swanborough.