PHabLAB Makerspace

Palmer Hamilton’s PHabLAB spaces are cutting-edge project-based learning (PBL) designs that focus on promoting individual talents, group collaboration and innovative learning. Our PHabLAB designs incorporate exploration in digital fabrication, creative thinking, and multifaceted problem solving.

All academic disciplines can leverage a PHabLAB to teach STEAM fundamentals and career/technical skills.

Our Experience with Schools

Palmer Hamilton has been a leader in designing cafeterias, libraries and media centers for educational institutions since the 1950s. We’ve tackled countless successful school projects and grown with the industry as it has evolved. In 2018, we developed our PHaLAB division, specifically to focus on the trend toward Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) curriculum.

Our PHaLAB team works educators and administrators to develop a successful and effective Fab Lab. Our projects are successful because we collaborate with educators and communities to individualize each one. Our solution format includes Stting Goals, Designing the Space, Manufacturing, Installation, Orientation and Ongoing Service.

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Leveraging STEM and Makerspaces During the COVID-19 Crisis

Leveraging STEM and Makerspaces During the COVID-19 Crisis

PHabLAB Selects Google Jamboard Interactive Display for Turnkey STEAM Solution

PHabLAB Selects Google Jamboard Interactive Display for Turnkey STEAM Solution

PHabLAB Makerspace Products


Mobile Folding Tables

Re-load Multipurpose Table

Multipurpose Tables

higher education chairs


HIVE Seating

Booths & Benches

Heavy-duty cabinet, great for fab labs and makerspaces


Waste/Recycling Receptacles

Waste Receptacles


Decor Packages

Palmer Hamilton decor packages include a combination of custom designed ceiling-hung, wall-mounted and window graphics and banners. Wall murals, menu boards, window treatments and serving line graphics are popular components of our overall design.

Age-appropriate design that accommodates more students with increased seating and managed traffic flow creates an inviting, safe and fun environment for all to enjoy.

Palmer Hamilton’s professional interior and graphic design team will walk you through the entire process. You will have full access to the best design team in the industry, with well over 100 years of dining design experience.


Turn your vision into reality. PH Design offers turn-key design, manufacturing and installation for dining and social spaces. Palmer Hamilton’s design staff provides innovative ideas, incorporating student thinking spaces with hardware and accessory needs. Our product offering is dynamic and versatile to ensure we offer a long-lasting floor plan for your campus or school.

  • Pre-design consultation with students and staff
  • Full design layout with furnishings and finishes
  • Custom art and graphics
  • Logos

Our Experience with School Funding

Our industry experience means collaborating with select organizations offering funding to educational institutions. Schools can use the National Cooperative Leasing (NCL) to secure financial support. This independently-owned organization gives reliable financing solutions for educational and government agencies.

We have also been following ESSER funding and have accumulated expertise to share.

Our Solid Relationship with Special Programs, Software and Hardware Vendors

At Palmer Hamilton, we have established a solid relationship with some of the best special programs, software, and hardware vendors. A partial list includes INVENTOR CLOUD Learning Resources, Full Spectrum Lasers, Tormach Routers, Dremel 3D Printers, and SparkFun Coding Kits. Our collaboration allows us to stay ahead of the latest software and hardware to provide top-level service for our customers before, during and after installation. We also work closely with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) with training opportunities for your students and local businesses.

Our Broad Range of Design Services

Palmer Hamilton provides a broad range of design services to meet everyone's personalized needs. Our superior designs create individualized environments through artwork, accessories, cabinets, lounge furniture, stools, chairs, booths or high-top tables.

Quick and Seamless Installation

Discovery Table in classroomOur school experience enables us to create and install institutions' projects with little or no disruption of daily activities. We can coordinate with facility staff to establish the PHaLab project in just 2-3 days. Working with all departments and school staff insures coordination in software, hardware, electrical and HVAC systems.

Community Tie-In

Apart from offering our first-class design and furnishing services to educational institutions, our solutions benefit local businesses looking for particular skill sets. We serve multiple industries within the local community, particularly manufacturing.

Engage an Experienced Team

We work with an extensive dealer network for seamless service. Beyond makerspaces we also supply cutting-edge outdoor furniture, chairs and multipurpose tables. Contact us today for more information.

PHabLAB Makerspace Photo Gallery