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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Frank Innovation Zone

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Turn ideas into reality.

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Learn more. Do more.

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Collaborate with other students.

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Use state-of-the-art equipment.

Hands-on Student Learning Space

Welcome back Cougs!!! Important training info below!


Open training will take place from August 22 – August 26. Drop in at the top of every hour to get trained in all our studios!
Please wear closed toed shoes, denim and cotton, and no dangly jewelry or accessories.


Current Hours of Operation

Fall 2022 Schedule

Monday – Friday | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday              | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday                 | CLOSED

Use of The FIZ will require adherence to current WSU policies related to COVID-19 precautions.


The Frank Innovation Zone (FIZ) provides a centrally located, multidisciplinary, collaborative space and tools where students can translate their ideas into working designs, build class projects, or support their club activities.

Located on the ground floor of Dana Hall, the area includes fabrication tools, testing and measurement equipment, storage areas, a supply store, study, club and collaborative meeting spaces, and a supervised ‘makerspace’ with supportive technology for creative innovation. The space is adjacent to the college’s fully-equipped machining and fabrication shops, and a staff advisor is also available to promote, advocate for, and advise students on their projects.

There are many spaces for “making” within the Voiland College; the FIZ serves as a starting point for student engagement and use of these spaces. The studios within the Dana Hall facility will continue to develop resources while the other partner shops and studios will provide access to advanced or specialty equipment to help meet the unique needs for projects.

Welding Studio

Metal Studio

Wood Studio

Cutting and Finishing