SAPL's programs provide students with the digital prowess to think differently about how buildings, landscapes and cities can be designed and function more synergistically to respond to the pressing challenges of our time. This training combines the creativity of design with the knowledge of making physical things to optimize the full system of city planning and building.
Students learn a multitude of 3D modelling, rendering and graphic design programs that communicate design vision and strategy, as well as technical and building information modelling tools. Students also use digital fabrication methods such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC milling.
But beyond that, SAPL specializes in digital making tools that prepare students for emerging needs in city building:
- Robotics fabrication: physical things made from data, and
- Data-driven planning platforms