Shapiro Design Lab

We offer creative workspace and expert guidance for students, faculty, and staff to develop, experiment, and collaborate on projects through the use of a variety of available tools — from hands-on and digital prototype and design equipment to community engagement resources.

Find out more about our work and the principles that guide and inform our commitments.

Our services

During the Shapiro Library’s open hours, the PIE Space (prototype, inspire, and explore) is available for individual use, as well as group or organization reservations.

Our workshop and media production rooms are available by reservation following completion of our online training modules in Canvas, which cover our policies, procedures, and hardware. 

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and are limited to 2 hours.

We're also happy to help remotely! Contact us at to schedule an online consultation.

Our spaces

  1. Design Lab Workshop

    Get creative with our 3D printers, die cutters, engraving machine, and other hands-on equipment.

  2. Perlstein Editing Room

    Equipment for audio and video production and post-production, game design, 3D and graphic design, data visualization, animation, and more.

  3. Winberg Audio Production Room

    Professional space to produce and edit audio and record music.

  4. Design Lab PIE Space

    Meet for a group project and get inspired in this open workspace.

  5. Video Production Room

    Space to make high quality videos with smartphones, tablets, or professional video cameras.

Work with us

We’re always looking for enthusiastic students to join our community. Learn about our current positions.