The shop provides material, technical, and design support for all modeling, building, and making endeavors among students at GSAPP.

The space contains an inventory of both digital and manual fabrication equipment– from hand tools to power tools to large-format CNC machines. Our mission is to provide a continuum of support for physical experimentation and production, from heavy duty sheet goods to precision work on fine models.

Students of GSAPP have access to the shop after the completion of a University-level online training quiz and an in-shop orientation to policy and safety procedures.


Josh Jordan

Teaching Assistant I
Sam Guenin

Teaching Assistant II
Morgan Parrish

Required Training
Shop Safety Orientation
Held during the beginning of the Summer and Fall semesters. Please arrive early to orientation appointment times, and be sure to stay for the whole orientation. RASCAL certificates will be checked at the end. Both orientation and certificate are required.
RASCAL Training
  1. Login with UNI and current password to RASCAL site
  2. Select Training Center
  3. Select Course Listings
  4. Select TC0600 - Shop Safety Training
  5. Select Take Course (It will pop-up in a new window. Then return to the course overview.)
  6. Select Take Test
  7. Print/Save the certificate. Please retake if you receive less than 90%
  8. Present to monitor during training orientation
Open Hours
Open hours are offered for students who have completed the required safety certification. When the shop is open, two monitors will be present to provide supervision and hands on instruction. Students must bring their Columbia ID to swipe into our system before entering the shop.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Day Open Time
Monday 10AM-10PM
Tuesday 10AM-10PM
Wednesday 10AM-10PM
Thursday 10AM-10PM
Friday 10AM-6PM
Saturday 2PM-10PM
Sunday 2PM-10PM
Material Resources
Purchasing Materials

This online store carries a wide array of tools, supplies, and raw materials—a great resource for anything from Pet G to office supplies. Usually delivers within two days.

Please note that most end mills can be found on McMaster Carr here.
Visit the hardware section for more information on end mills.

Canal Plastics Center
345 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-1666
For your plastic needs. Relatively inexpensive acrylic, styrene, etc.

T&T Plastic Land Inc.
315 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-6376
Another great resource for various plastics.

Walker Supply
61 Walker St
New York, NY 10013-3513
(212) 226-5554
A general use hardware store with a wide supply of insulation foam. Call ahead of time to confirm they have the desired size.

Metropolitan Lumber
617 11th Ave
New York , NY 10036
Phone: 212-246-9090

AJO Home & Lumber Depot
610 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 580-8080

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