The Allied Studio, a cross-disciplinary design studio that mixes graduate students from Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting Design, every fall term identifies an actual client and site within New York City for students to analyze and propose new design interventions.  This year the class worked with the Harlem School of the Arts; a rich cultural center and significant community anchor that offers classes in dance, theater, visual arts and music for students ranging in age from toddlers to early adulthood.  SCE students in this highly collaborative design studio course consider practical requirements such as social interest, building performance, energy consumption, material relationships and connection to the natural environment in addition to personal aesthetic interests.  The studio concluded with a public exhibition at the Harlem School of the Arts where students described to the local community their creative process and aspirations for rethinking the facility design.

Fall 2012 Allied Studio Exhibition