The IE University Fab Lab is a unique learning environment where students can transform their ideas into reality through experimentation, innovation, and quality design. This space allows students to make and test their projects using the latest digital fabrication technology, alongside more traditional woodworking tools, ceramics, and casting. IE University’s Fab Lab is also an official member of the global Fab Lab Network, providing access to an expansive network of students, academics, scientists, and researchers across over 90 countries.
As David Goodman, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, says:
“It is not enough to have a good idea or a formal idea. Architects and designers have to think about how those things will actually be made, and there is no better way to do that than by testing and actually building prototypes.”
This is the purpose of Fab—to give students access to the environment, materials, and advanced technology that can allow that spark of an idea to ignite. In this ingenious space, students are able to experience our learn-by-doing philosophy first hand, exploring different digital and analog design processes using a broad variety of tools.