Design/Fabrication Symposium, San Francisco

Waag is collaborating with One Architecture and Filson and Rohrbacher to conceptualize a future Design/Fabrication Laboratory in Amsterdam. We’ll be joined by Testa & Weiser Inc, Jelle Feringa, DUS Architects, and many fabrication industry leaders, to develop a blueprint for a D/F Lab that will advance Amsterdam’s architecture, construction and development-ecology.

Make has invited our team to occupy the Maker Media Lab in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts during Maker Week. From May 12-14, we’ll conduct a hands-on workshop to conceptualize a laboratory dedicated to applied research and education that advances the AEC industry, and serves as a model for Maker Cities everywhere.

Download the full program (pdf)

Presentation blueprint
Visit the Maker Media Lab during MakerCon, and join us at May 14 at 3 pm, when we share the Design/Fabrication Lab blueprint.

About the D/F Lab project
The Design/Fabrication Lab is an initiative to build an urban digital fabrication laboratory, school, and factory for the future. Based in Amsterdam, the D/F Lab endeavors to advance the Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) Industry through applied research, construction manufacturing innovation, and maker-focused education. We envision an urban digital laboratory-school-factory that builds upon Amsterdam’s climate of design-driven, bottom-up, interdisciplinary, pragmatic applications, as well as The Netherlands’ well-established cultural and institutional infrastructure. It brings together highly complementary Dutch and US designers, technologists, educators and architects. The aim is to discuss the synergy between Dutch strengths in design, technology, open culture, and American innovations in business and technology.


Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA