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Area 01

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Are you a visual artist?

The Image Lab has tools to help take your video and photography skills to the next level.


Do you make music?

The Sound Lab can be used as a studio or a practice space.


Are you a gamer?

The Game Lab features dedicated pods for competitive team and multiplayer computer games.


Do you Dabble?

The Dabble Lab is a space for creative exploration. Whatever you can dream—you can do.


Discover a passion and a purpose

Area 01 is a community-focused interdisciplinary learning destination featuring a maker space, music and video labs and a gaming area in Maple Hall.

Be Boundless


How it works

Area 01, located in Maple Hall, is open to everyone with priority access to residential students and their guests, and UW students enrolled in courses taking place in Area 01.

A quarterly use fee of $25.00 applies to UW students that do not live in HFS housing.

All new and prospective Dabble Lab users must take our user agreement. Additionally, the Dabble Lab requires extra training.  This training can be accessed at the link below.  You will be prompted to complete the user agreement when visiting the facility for the first time or when logging on to our portal for the first time.  Please note that you do not need to complete the user agreement to use the Game Lab area and we no longer require it for using the Sound Lab or Image Lab.

Dabble Lab Safety Training


Reserve a space

Area 01 is pleased to accept reservations for our Sound Lab (HFS Residents & Members), Group Work Room 115 (HFS Residents), and Group Work Room 117 (HFS Residents).

Reserve now!


HFS Resident

  • Free access
  • Entry: 1 pm – midnight
  • Game lab guest privileges



  • User Fee Applies
  • Entry 1 pm – 8 pm

“Area 01 is the hip place to be on West Campus! It’s filled with innovative equipment and rooms for students to be creative with. I have never seen anything like it before!”

—Amber S., Industrial & Systems Engineering

Upcoming Events and Classes

See the full schedule

New to Area 01?

All new and prospective Dabble Lab users must complete our user agreement either at the Maker Desk before their first visit or online via our online portal. Please note that you do not need to complete this to use the Game Lab area, Sound Lab, or Image Lab.  Additionally, the Dabble Lab requires extra training.  This training is to ensure that you can use the lab space safely and is available online through the link below.

The user agreement and/or safety training must be completed annually.

Dabble Lab + MILL Safety Training