Eckburg Hall

Eckburg Hall

Built in 1892 as the Henry Street Elementary School, the three story Eckburg Hall consists of red brick in Queen Anne Revival style and features lavish terra cotta ornamentation, a gabled central pavilion and a monumental arched entrance. Fashion, accessory design, fashion marketing and management, and luxury and fashion management students have access to this exceptional facility. It features seven design studio classrooms, including the large third-floor studio space which once served as a gymnasium when the building housed a public school. There are two lecture classrooms, a drawing and fashion sketching classroom, two accessory design labs, a dedicated graduate studio, a CAD lab with Cintique tablets, and a resource library that contains various fabrics, fashion books and magazines among other exceptional resources.

Students in the fashion program focus on the skills of design, illustration, forecasting, promotion and presentation, while accessory design students build on the foundation of patternmaking and design skills, as well as mastery of industry-standard equipment. The fashion marketing and management program combines the study of design, business, communication and cultural studies; and the luxury and fashion management track focuses on design, trend recognition, marketing skills, product development, strategic brand management and marketing to predict trends in an international and cross-cultural setting. Graduates in these fields go on to become fashion designers, buyers, fashion stylists and journalists, label designers, couturiers and image consultants.

Images from the facility

Fashion drawing and sketching classrooms let students explore and render their ideas before the first stitch is sewn.

Students use the resource room, computer labs and library to prepare and present professional presentations for real-world clients in marketing courses.

Student work is regularly critiqued by fellow students, professors and industry guests.

Handbag and shoe designers have access to Mauser post-bed, skiving, and splitting machines to sew and manipulate leather and other materials.

Our state-of-the-art technology mirrors the tools used by the companies our students seek employment with.

Juki sewing machines are an industry standard technology offered to our students in preparation for the careers they'll pursue.

Each student has their own drafting table and enough space to spread out sketches, fabrics or a computer in the classroom.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka are just two of the industry professionals who regularly visit SCAD to offer guidance and support to our students.

Dress forms and other tools give shape to in-process creations.

Adobe Creative Suite, CAD software and large-format Gerber Infinity plotters let students create any pattern imaginable for their designs.

School of Fashion students are mentored by renowned designers and leaders—like Zac Posen—in fashion every year.

Supreme S-750 finishers are professional, specialized machines that allow shoe designers to sand, trim and polish their work.

Fashion resource rooms are spaces to research fabrics, buttons, trends and style through an expansive collection of books, magazines and other materials.