Studio D is a 7,000 sq ft. design and fabrication makerspace at the Carnaghi Arts Building in the Department of Interior Architecture and Design at Florida State University. Studio D collectively houses the Studio D workshop (est.2012), Studio 3D lab (est.2017), the Materials and Objects Testing Lab (est.2019), and student workspaces. The mission of Studio D is to provide Interior Design students opportunities for interactive and experiential learning either in or out of the studio. Studio D supports critical thinking through the process of problem identification, context research, ideation, development, and testing of solutions for real world design problems through in person and remote interactions. The equipment, available in person and remotely, at Studio D includes a 4’x4’ Shopbot CNC router, 24”x18” and 40”x28” Epilog laser printers, and 10 Robo 3D printers.
The Studio D Institute is a summer scholar program for academics and professionals focused on making. The Institute offers opportunities for self-directed learning and creative prototyping with the help of the Studio D team and resources over the summer months within a virtual studio and collaborating in a remote makerspace. The Studio D Institute supports designers and projects for a short period of time to collaborate on individual projects centered on the built environment and the objects within, all in a remote environment that supports making beyond the physical Studio D shop walls.
Being involved in the first year comes with being a named “Founding Scholar” of the Studio D Institute. You will also be awarded with a $500.00 honorarium for your participation during the summer months. This will take place during June and July of 2021 and will be set up at your convenience with the Studio D team schedule. This will include, but is not limited to, eight scheduled interactions with the Studio D design team in a virtual setting resulting in produced prototypes that will be mailed to you. This will include concept and research development, material discussions, reviewing files for prototyping, and detailing the machine set ups. Your participation will also include a determined material and mailing budget for your work to be produced and sent to you (this will be discussed in the interview process). You will also be active in helping frame the future of the Studio D institute as a Founding Scholar, by serving in a committee capacity for the following year of 2021-2022 as a Founding Scholar Member of the Advisory Board.
The deadline for interest is April 2, 2021. Once you have sent your application to the Studio D Institute through the link below, informal interviews will be set up to go through your project ideas and/or questions. This will occur from April 5-16. Final acceptance will be delivered April 30, 2021.
Any Studio D question will be answered by email StudioD@cfa.fsu.edu.
Also, if you have questions for these people, they are here to help and answer anything you may have from another perspective (they have worked and studied at Studio D in the past two years and can answer a number of things if you want): Please reach out to these people for anything: