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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, residential conference guests, and UW students enrolled in courses taking place in Area 01.

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

Reserve a space

Area 01 is pleased to accept reservations for our Sound Lab (HFS Residents & Members).

Reserve now!


HFS Resident

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



  • User Fee Applies
  • Entry 4 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. This training is to ensure that you can use the lab space safely and is available online through the link below. Please note that you do not need to complete this to use the Game Lab area, Sound Lab, or Image Lab.

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

Dabble Lab + MILL Safety Training