Design Studio

Academic Outreach & Innovation does not provide cables or adapters. You must supply your own cables and adapters if you will be connecting any equipment in addition to the equipment provided in the classroom.

Schedule via 25Live | Technical Assistance: or 509-335-2573

Bring Your Idea to Life

Spark Design Studio is open with reduced operations. We are accommodating projects from the following only:

  • Academic Projects
  • Departments
  • Registered Student Organization (RSO)
Photo: Spark Design Studio.

The Spark Design Studio encourages faculty and students to engage in a design process/teaching style. From conceptualization to refinement, implementation and production, the tools and space in the studio accommodate this process.

Production equipment available includes a workstation with various design and media tools, laser cutter, waterjet cutter, CNC machine, 3D scanner, and conventional and large-scale 3D printing. A computer, video projector and interactive whiteboard are also available.

Production software available includes:

  • Graphic Design, Video Editing, Web Development & Photography: Adobe Creative Cloud – full suite
  • 3D Design: Maya, 3DS Max, Revit, Fusion 360 and MudBox
  • Screen Capture: Panopto
  • Statistical Modeling: Matlab (Web version only),  R/R Studio
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote  


  • 3D Printing Small & Large Format
  • 3D Digitizing
  • Laser Cutting/Engraving
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • CNC Shopbot
  • Creaform Scanning
  • Large Format Printing

Project Ideas

Visit Spark Current Projects for ideas from students and instructors.

Submitting Your Project

Make sure your file is correct. Staff does not check or fix errors. We only confirm files are ready for the production process. Emailing your project files will be ignored unless directed by Design Studio staff. 

Accepted File Types

  • .obj
  • .stl
  • .jpg
  • .bmp
  • .pdf
  • .png


Minimum Fees: a $1.00 minimum fee applies to all projects. All fees to be paid before item is picked up.


  • Academic:  Consumable cost only
  • Non- Academic: Consumable cost and tech time

Download the current price list

Payment Options

  • Student Account
  • Internal Service Delivery (ISD) –
    WSU Dept. Only