Design Office and Shops

COVID-19 Notice

All classes at San Francisco State are being conducted remotely for the entire Summer semester. Most of our classes will be remote in Fall 2020 as well. During this time, the School of Design office staff will be available and working remotely. Business will continue. If you need assistance, please contact The office itself is closed until further notice.

Our shops are also closed. Please contact your professor or with any questions about the shops.

Design Office

The School of Design is housed in the Fine Arts building near the southern edge of the campus. We offer a wide range of design experiences for students including large format printing, letterpress printing, bookbinding, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, full wood and metal shops, as well as interactive media including AR and VR.


Close up of typesetting tools

We are on a laptop initiative throughout the School. Please see Undergraduate and Graduate tabs for details on laptop requirements.

Design Office Hours

Office: Fine Arts Building, Room 121
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Phone: (415) 338-2211

Shop Hours

Metal and Wood Shops: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Rapid Prototyping Lab: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment

Please check the Academic Calendar for campus closures and holiday hours.

Contact Information for Richard and Jim

Richard Ortiz

Jim Tay

Lab use is restricted during scheduled class time. Please check the posted signs outside of all labs for current information.

View Our Video of the Rapid Prototyping Lab