students walking through large makerspace

KU Designbuild students have access to a world-class collection of facilities, tools, and resources. Fully-equipped makerspaces and digital fabrication labs, climate-controlled assembly spaces, and advanced computing systems give students the ability to create with ambition and gain expertise with professional tools.

The main hub for the KU Designbuild program is the East Hills Design-Build Center. At 68,000 square feet, this multidisciplinary facility is the largest academic makerspace in the world.

Home to multiple architecture and industrial design studios, East Hills contains fabrication labs, flexible studio spaces, and cavernous assembly areas for ArcD students and researchers. Larger than a football field and with an open layout, space can be readily reconfigured to accommodate multiple large-scale prefabrication projects.

students in furniture design class
students welding
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student looking at level
professor and students talking in large warehouse
student look at container houses
bus in workshop
Workshop, at the end of the day