CAAD Labs | American University of Sharjah

Director's Message

Welcome to CAAD Labs, the region’s most comprehensive and well-equipped design education facilities.
Ammar Kalo

CAAD Labs are at the center of our “culture of making” and our commitment to providing comprehensive to design education. We offer students and faculty the opportunity to explore and experiment in their practice of cross-disciplinary design and facilitate the production of full-scale designs right here on campus at AUS.

Our facilities include three primary lab groups:

  • Material Labs (woodshop, metal shop, ceramics studio, casting lab)
  • Fabrication Labs (laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC cutting, industrial robotics)
  • Media Labs (audio/video production, photography, printmaking and media equipment center)

Stocked with a comprehensive range of high-end equipment and tools, CAAD Labs have attracted faculty from some of the most prestigious institutions around the world.

CAAD Labs are open to students from all CAAD programs, with many of our award-winning student projects produced within our facilities under the supervision of our dedicated full-time support staff.

As you visit our labs, you will find CAAD students welding, making prints, creating ceramics, working with wood and experimenting with a wide range of materials and techniques as they bring their designs to life.

We hope you will join us in our culture of making and we look forward to seeing you at CAAD Labs.

Ammar Kalo

Director of CAAD Labs


Samar Halloum: From AUS to Yale and beyond

Palestinian architect and designer Samar Halloum graduated from American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) in 2014...
Read more

In collaboration with AUS, MAKE launches second year of professional program for aspiring designers

Due to the success of the first program in 2021-2022, MAKE in collaboration with American University of Sharjah launches its second intake which is due to...
Read more

AUS student start-up offering business solutions wins Injaz UAE Competition

An American University of Sharjah (AUS) student-led start-up offering affordable and swift solutions to businesses won the Company of the Year Award at the...
Read more

AUS actively promotes preservation of UAE's cultural heritage

From documenting traditional UAE crafts for future generations, taking visitors back in time through virtual tours of local heritage sites, or establishing a...
Read more

AUS design graduates celebrated at Six Degrees Exit Show

Design industry representatives took advantage of the opportunity to meet with more than 110 talented new designers from the College of Architecture, Art and...
Read more
You are now leaving the American University of Sharjah website.

By continuing, you will be taken to a website not affiliated with American University of Sharjah. Links to external sites are provided only for users' convenience and imply no endorsement of the site and/or its content. Note that the privacy policy and security settings of the linked site may differ from those of the AUS website.

Open link