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DM4B: Laser-Assisted Model Making


This course introduces the use of the BAC's Laser cutter facility applied to architectural model making. Students will develop CAD-based layouts that can be cut or etched into materials such as mat board, Plexiglas, and wood. The laser cutter is accurate to 1/1000th of an inch; the emphasis of the course will be on using that accuracy to raise the standards and expectations for architectural models. Students may develop models in support of studio courses or choose from historic buildings. Basic model-making techniques will be covered, and students will be encouraged to develop new techniques that explore the capabilities of the laser cutter.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * VS655 or VS657 or VS755
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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