Architecture Woodshop and Fabrication Studio
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Architecture Woodshop and Fabrication Studio

Julie Chen

Julie ChenJulie Chen joined the college as manager of the wood shop and digital fabrication lab. She will also teach in first year architecture studio classes. Previously, Julie's acute sense of visual messaging, typography, and composition made her a crucial design asset to the Connecticut Science Center for nearly four years. The Connecticut Science Center is a non-profit science and technology museum with hands-on exhibits and educational labs for all ages. Julie's early career as a professional architectural model builder lasted for over a decade. After attending the Studio for Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art, she earned a B.F.A. with department honors.


Julie Chen instructing first-year students Bret Davis ’20, Janiah LeeBryant ’20, and Nohemi Arpi ’20 on the lathe. The woodshop is where basic material connections are integrated into students’ design processes.

Fabrication Suite

Marcus Murray ’20, instructor Julie Chen, and Terrel Davis ’20 reviewing a site model produced in the laser cutter. Students transform models using 3D printing and laser-cutter technology, creating detailed models with pinpoint accuracy.