Studio D at the Carnaghi Arts Building is home to the Department of Interior Architecture & Design’s digital fabrication lab. Students have the opportunity to see their ideas take shape while learning more about design thinking and process. Design thinking involves students exploring, creating, testing their designs, making modifications, and then revising the design. The ability to print on a 3D printer, laser printer, or CNC router provides the chance for exploration and adaptation of a design.
The department acknowledges the support of the FSU Office of Research for assisting in the purchase of 3D printers and a larger laser printer.
Studio D contains the department wood shop, which includes traditional milling and woodworking equipment. It also houses digital fabrication equipment such as an Epilog laser cutter, a 2Bot subtractive model maker, and a Makerbot additive 3d printer. Also, is allows for undergraduate and graduate student to utilize the furniture design classroom space. Currently, Studio D is focused on the design and fabrication of small and full-scale prototypes of furniture and interior designs that support the three areas of; curriculum development and instruction, research and critical analysis, and product development and material testing.
Advanced Furniture Design is offered to graduate students in fall and undergraduate second-year students taking Beginning Furniture Design use the studio in the spring. Dr. Marlo Ransdell is the creative director for Studio D and teaches the furniture design classes.