Professor and School Head
The School of Industrial + Graphic Design is located in Wallace Hall. Built in 1984, Wallace Hall has more than 40,000 square feet and houses offices, classrooms, studios, and workshop space. Students work in dedicated studio space with state-of-the-art technology.
The INDD Computer Lab, which is used by all Industrial Design students, has eighteen individual Dell Optiplex 990 workstations running Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and equipped with Intel i7 3.2 GHz Quad core processors, 16 Gigabytes of RAM, dual HD 1 GB Graphics cards, and 24” Widescreen displays. Two workstations have Wacom Cintiq 21” sketching displays as their monitor, and the other sixteen workstations are equipped with Wacom Cintiq 12” sketching tablets. This Lab also has two Xerox Phaser 7500 color laser printers, one Xerox copy machine, one HP LaserJet 5100 monochrome printer, and one HP DesignJet z6200 postscript large format color plotter.
The GDES studio spaces are all equipped with an HP Color Laserjet cp2025, a Xerox Phaser 7500, or a Xerox Phaser 7400. All of these spaces have both an HD projector and a 60” Vizio 1080p HD flat screen LED LCD for presentations. In addition to the printers in the studios, there is also an HP Designjet t2300 postscript color plotter in Room 122.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.0 Design Premium is used throughout the building across both disciplines as well as Microsoft Office 2010 / OfficeMac 2011. All INDD machines are running the latest versions of Autodesk Suite, SolidWorks, Rhino 3D modeling, Keyshot rendering, and other discipline specific software.
After Types & Processes, GDES students are required to purchase Mac laptops. However, SIGD provides them with a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office subscription. Monitoring software such as PaperCut NG is used to help our students become more efficient and effective with their printing saving them time and money.
The INDD Grad Lab, which is used by all Industrial Design students, has three individual Dell Optiplex 990 workstations running Windows 7 Enterprise x64 equipped with Intel i7 3.2 GHz Quad core processors, 16 Gigabytes of RAM, dual HD 1 GB Graphics cards, and 24” Widescreen displays all equipped with Wacom Cintiq 12” sketching tablets.
The GDES Computer Lab, (Types and Processes lab), is equipped with sixteen 2010 model 21.5“ iMacs running Mac OS X Lion (10.7.5), Intel i5 quad core processors, and 8 GBs or RAM. The lab is also equipped with one HP Color LaserJet cp2025 printer. These computers are mainly used for one semester for incoming GDES sophomores.
The Rapid Prototyping lab, located on the first floor in Room 130, has one Universal ILS-12.150d 150 Watt laser cutter and one Epilog Legend 36-EXT 75 Watt laser cutter. Accompanying these two robust pieces of equipment, a Roland MDX-650 CNC Milling machine along with a Roland LPX-250 3D Laser Scanner are used to aide in the production of conceptual models. Both of these units are used to mill 3 dimensional parts.