Built in 1970, this 13,562-square-foot facility was originally the home of Ivan Allen office supply and interior design firm. It was later purchased by Joseph Byrd and Associates, a stock photography company next door. Acquired by SCAD in 2001, the space is now home to the jewelry department and features technology that enables students to fabricate, cast, finish, enamel, laser weld, anodize, electroplate, electroform, smith silver and set stones. Tools include LaserStar Compact and LaserStar workstations for laser welding, a ROD Induction Heating Solution for casting, a microscope system, a Stratasys Dimension SST 1200 printer for ABS plastic, two Solidscape T66 wax printers, two Roland JWX-10 milling machines, and four advanced SensAble pens for digital sculpting, among other tools.
Fahm Hall also houses SCADlab, which offers students 3-D printers and large-format photo printers for special projects and regular use. Visit the SCADlab blog for more information.