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Home of the School of Architecture, this building has its own library and new computers for exclusive use by the architecture students. There is also a gallery for showing students’ work.
In the third-floor Studio 305, students are employing powerful new technologies that may alter the future of architecture.
Here, a milling machine follows computer-created designs to carve three-dimensional objects out of foam or wood. Working in the opposite direction, another device, called a three-dimensional scanner, is able to create a computer-based image of physical objects.
In this very flexible studio, all furniture is on wheels, letting students arrange things in ways that best make sense for the job at hand.
A motorized curtain can close off one end of the room to create a theater where students can present their projects, on video, to as many as 50 teachers and peers.
A professional-quality video editing station allows students to create simulated tours of their proposed buildings, or even show their projects within a video image of an actual site.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Campus Free Roam Tour