The IUA owns and operates different workshop facilities which are available to specific departments in all three buildings.

The following workshop facilities for the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Design and Architecture are available to students in both departments. Instruction takes place in the workshops and supervisors provide both students and instructors with technical assistance in the execution of their projects. Instructors are encouraged to use the workshop facilities and seek advice from the supervisor or service assistant regarding equipment use and needs. Students must complete courses on how to operate equipment in the workshops and sign a user agreement.

Appointments must be made in advance with the supervisors.

Workshops supervisor

Unndór Egill Jónsson, unndor [at] (on a leave 1.  Sept 2019 - 1. May 2020), Hreinn Bernharðsson, hreinn [at] (1. Sept 2019 – 1.May 2020) 


Photo Workshop – Laugarnesvegi 91

The photo workshop is equipped with computers for digital image processing, scanners for both film and other media and a large format printer. There are cameras and other photographic equipment that can be loaned. Additionally there is a b/w darkroom for film development and enlargement.
Supervisiors: Claudia Hausfeld and Anne Rombach 

Wood Workshop – Laugarnesvegi 91

The Wood Workshops facilities is for most kind of wood work. Tools and machinery suitable for performing most operations from rough to more detailed work.
Supervisiors: Unndór Egill Jónsson (on a leave 1.  Sept 2019 - 1. March 2020) and Oddur Wilhelm Guðmundsson (1.  Sept 2019 - 1. March 2020)

Metal Workshop – Laugarnesvegi 91

The metal workshop provides facilities for general metal work, such as forming and jointing, metal cutting, welding and soldering. 
Supervisor: Guðbjartur Þór Sævarsson (on a leave autumn semester 2019) og Sindri Leifsson (autumn semester 2016) 

Mould Making and Casting Workshop – Laugarnesvegi 91

Fachilities for moulding and casting. The workshop is also equipped with clay oven.
Supervisor: Ragnhildur Stefánsdóttir

Printmaking Workshop – Laugarnesvegi 91

Students have access to the workshop for developing their ideas in the printmaking medium. The workshop is well equipped for most printmaking techniques.
Supervisiors: Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson, Linus Lohmann and Litten Nyström 

Framing Workshop – Laugarnesvegi 91

Shared facilities by the Printmaking Workshop and the Carpentry Workshop for framing.
Supervisiors: Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson, Linus Lohmann, Litten Nyström, Unndór Egill Jónsson og Oddur Wilhelm Guðmundsson.


Makerspaces – Þverholt 11

Digital fabrication and model making

The workshops main focus is on digital fabrication and it is equipped with 3D printers, laser cutter and cnc router. The workshop is also equipped with various types of tools and equipment which, in combination with digital fabrication, creates an environment for prototyping, model making and other experiments, such as material experiments.
Supervisior: Hreinn Bernharðsson

Interactivity media lab 

The interactive media lab offers support for electronics, coding and new technologies. We have the standard connected toolkit found in most maker-spaces: soldering equipment, rental for various microcontrollers (Arduino, etc), connected sensors + actuators, as well as hardware such as 360 cameras, VR headsets, LEAP motion gesture controllers and more.
Supervisior: Samuel Thornton Rees

Music Recording Studio at Skipholt 31

The Department of Music operates a recording studio at Skipholt which is primarily intended for recording live music. To work in the studio students must have completed certain courses and have the necessary knowledge to operate the equipment.
Supervisor: Sveinn Kjartansson, tel. +354 552 0656 and +354 897 2222.