Design Futures Lab


Learn about the Built Environment Makerspace

Design Futures Lab is a teaching and research lab and a very hands-on environment. Making is integral to all the disciplines of the Built Environment through the creation of physical artefacts that support the analysis, understanding and design of our environment.

Our staff are constantly engaged with users of our space which means we are not readily available to discuss materiality, fabrication techniques or file preparation via phone or email students and researchers should come and speak with staff in person regarding these matters.

Part of the UNSW Making Network

UNSW is creating the largest network of connected makerspaces and workshops in Australia. A network of genuine collaboration and shared values. These values are centered on the principle of barrier free access to tools and tech for all Students, Staff and External Partners.

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Find Us

The Design Futures Lab is located in the Ground Floor of the Squarehouse E4. If you have any questions, please come and have a chat or write to: and we will endeavour to respond within 24hrs. Noting that we do not have the capacity to provide fabrication, material and file checking via email - an in person discussion is required for technical advice.


If you have comments or suggestions about our facilities, processes and support please complete the feed back form here. Alternatively you may email our general use email address

Find Us

Design Futures Lab

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The Squarehouse (E4)
Ground Floor
Room G06B
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

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