Facilities

Dow Center FlexLab

The Dow Center FlexLab, KCAD’s state-of-the-art digital fabrication facility, spans two floors and puts a wealth of innovative technoloigy at your fingertips, including 3D printers and scanners, laser and vinyl-cutting machines, wide-format printers, and more.

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - Lower Level, Room 002
17 Fountain St. NW building - 1st Floor, Room 105

 
Glass doors leading into a room
An assortment of high tech printing equipment
An assortment of high tech printing equipment
An assortment of high tech printing equipment
Large-format inkjet printers
A 3D printer
A student using a 3D printer
A 3D printer
A 3D printer
A large-format laser cutter
A large-format laser cutter
A large-format laser cutter

Baker Furniture Collection

The Bake Furniture Collection provides hands-on access to 1,500 square feet of period furniture and decorative arts from around the world–ancient, modern, and everything in between. 

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - 5th Floor, Room 506

 
A room full of antique furniture
A room full of antique furniture
A room full of antique furniture
A room full of antique furniture

Metals and Jewelry Studios

Our expansive metals and jewelry studios feature wax injectors, vacuum and induction casting systems, torches and flexshafts, a complete enameling setup, pneumatic assisted engraving toolsets, a collection of silversmithing stakes and hammers, a rolling mill, shears, a brake, a drawbench, a fume hood, equipment for electroforming and acid etching, as well as laser welders and a vast collection of small, specialized tools.

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - 2nd Floor, Room 202

 
Man using a photography darkroom
Women using a photography darkroom
Enlarging equipment in a photography darkroom
Chemical baths in a photography darkroom

KCAD Library

An academic library uniquely focused on serving asrtists and designers, the KCAD Library provides access to millions of books through the MeLCat shared library catalog as well as access to specialized research databases and subscriptions to scholarly journals. 

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - 2nd Floor, Room 202

 

Group of students studying in a library

Photography Darkrooms

KCAD offers students access to two seperate fully equipped darkrooms—one for processing black and white film/prints and another for processing color film/prints. 

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - 3rd Floor, Room 306

 
Samples of interior design materials
Color and pattern swatches
Large paper cutter

Photography Lighting Studio

Our expansive lighting studio features large backdrops, an infinity shooting table, lens kits, lens filters, light-control grids and snoots, light meters, softboxes, tripods, stands, and much more. 

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - 3rd Floor, Room 305

 
Samples of interior design materials
Color and pattern swatches
Large paper cutter

Printmaking Lab

Our well-appointed communal Printmaking Lab supports a comprehensive approach to art making. You’ll be able to use tools include etching presses, lithography presses, screenprinting presses and equipment, papermaking equipment, and more. 

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - 3rd Floor, Room 302

 
Samples of interior design materials
Color and pattern swatches
Large paper cutter

Interior Design Resource Room

In this room, you can peruse more than 1,500 reference catalogues, manufacturer’s catalogues, and decorative hardware catalogues/samples. 

LOCATED IN:  
17 Fountain St. NW building - 5th Floor, Room 529

 
Samples of interior design materials
Color and pattern swatches
Large paper cutter