Photo Presentation Facility

The Photo Presentation Facility, located on the first level of building 05, is open to all CAED students. They may use this facility to document their projects, prepare for presentations, archive work for their portfolio; make black and white prints, mount drawings; digitize images for web sites or presentation and generally manipulate images for their academic needs. In addition, it supports the Architecture Department's photography courses.

The Lab staff is experienced in assisting students with all aspects of the photographic process needed by the typical CAED student. From taking the photograph to printing the image, the facility provides students with either the resources or information to actualize their graphic and/or visual presentation projects.

Fall 2021

Open with hours to be announced


Contact: Josef Kasperovich
Phone: 805.756.1342

Architecture Bldg 05, Room 115

Scheduling Studio Time

To schedule a time to use the studio please email, telephone or stop in to make an appointment.  To view availability click the calendar link below:

Photo Presentation Facility Calendar

If you are more than 15 minutes late for a reservation your reservation will be given to another student.

A student who fails to cancel a reservation within two hours of the scheduled studio time will be prohibited from using the facility for the duration of the academic quarter.


View of the Photo Studio

Photography Studio

There are two studios for photographing models and drawings as well as other projects. Both digital and traditional cameras are available for use in this area. Lab staff are available to help those unfamiliar with the process. (Students will need to bring their own film, no film is sold at the CAED Presentation Facility.)


View of the darkroom

Black & White Darkroom

Darkroom facility includes 12 darkroom/enlarger workstations for printing.


View of the development area

Development Area

The film development area is equipped to process film.


View of the dry mount area

Dry Mount Area

There are dry mount presses and cutting tables to prepare presentation boards.


Digital Work Station

This is an area where students may scan 35mm film, copy images to CD, print in color or make 35mm slides from digital files.

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