The Dow Center FlexLab, KCAD’s state-of-the-art digital fabrication facility, spans two floors and puts a wealth of innovative technology at your fingertips, including 3D printers and scanners, laser and vinyl-cutting machines, wide-format printers, and more.
17 Fountain St. NW building - Lower Level, Room 002 and 1st Floor, Room 105
The Baker Furniture Collection provides unparalleled and up-close-and-personal access to 1,500 square feet of period furniture and decorative arts from around the world–ancient, modern, and everything in between. A perfect source of inspiration for aspiring designers.
17 Fountain St. NW building - 5th Floor, Room 506
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.
17 Fountain St. NW building - 2nd Floor, Room 202A
An academic library uniquely focused on serving artists and designers, the KCAD Library provide a curated diverse body of scholarly resources across numerous fields of design and fine art, including a print collection of over 28,000 volumes. KCAD students, faculty and staff also benefit from shared access to the numerous online databases, eBooks, reference and streaming video resources maintained by Ferris State University.
17 Fountain St. NW building - 2nd Floor, Room 203A
KCAD offers students access to two separate fully equipped darkrooms—one for processing black and white film/prints and another for processing color film/prints. Both darkrooms feature 15 enlargers with negative carriers and filters.
17 Fountain St. NW building - 3rd Floor, Room 306
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.
17 Fountain St. NW building - 3rd Floor, Room 302
In this room, you can peruse more than 1,500 swatches, reference catalogues, manufacturer’s catalogues, and decorative hardware catalogues/samples. You'll also have access to a large cutting surface and other work surface areas.
17 Fountain St. NW building - 5th Floor, Room 529
This high-end sound and special effects room provides excellent sound quality for creating and capturing audio. Produce high-end digital recordings using a sound booth, professional quality preamps, interfaces, MIDI keyboards, and microphones, and ProTools digital audio workstation software.
17 Fountain St. NW building - 7th Floor, Room 706
The expansive clay studios feature a main room with 16 throwing wheels, a slab roller, slip casting equipment, and extruders; a clay mixing room for clay and glaze formulations; a spray booth for applying glaze finishes, and a large kiln room with four electric kilns and one walk-in kiln.
Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Lower Level, Room 025
This well-equipped communal workspace has everything students need to bring their original garment designs to life, including sewing machines, fashion forms, cutting tools, and spacious high-top work tables.
Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 3rd Floor, Room 313
This sprawling studio space is equipped with mig and tig welding equipment, a hydraulic shear, a hydraulic slip roller, a hydraulic iron worker, a metals band saw, a metal disc sander, a large high-speed metal lathe, a pneumatic planishing hammer, and more.
Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 1st Floor, Room 127
This spacious and well-equipped woodshop, supervised by an experienced technician, features over 30 pieces of equipment including Saw Stop table saws, sanders, a fully-ventilated walk-in spray paint and glue room, and more.
17 Fountain St. NW building, Lower Level, Room 005