The Center for Applied Research (CfAR) in the Department of Architecture is a student focused collaborative environment for investigating emerging fabrication technologies and methods. CfAR supports the department’s core principle of thinking through making by providing a dynamic network of spaces for prototyping and applied research. Students have access to equipment, expertise, and guidance across many areas of fabrication, including CNC milling, 3D printing, woodworking, laser-cutting, and robotics.

Lab users must complete the appropriate training module for lab spaces and equipment prior to use. The CfAR fabrication labs at Wentworth are available to Architecture Students after completing a lab orientation in sophomore year. See training + workshops page for more information.

Spring 2019 lab hours

Due to the recent departure of our Lab Technician, the CfAR Labs will be operating on a limited schedule until a new staff member is hired. The following are typical weekly hours:

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Carpentry Lab 1p – 6p 1p – 6p 1p – 6p 1p – 6p 1p – 5p closed closed
CNC, Digital Fabrication, Laser, and Design Labs
1p – 10p 1p – 10p 1p – 10p 1p – 10p 1p – 5p closed 12p – 10p