Victoria Benatar Appointed to NY AIA Board of Directors

SCE faculty, Victoria Benatar, was recently appointed to the NY AIA Board of Directors! Read more here.


EXD Architecture Featured on WORLD’S GREATEST at Bloomberg TV

EXD ARCHITECTURE, directed by SCE faculty member Victoria Benatar, was recently featured on Bloomberg TV’s World’s Greatest. WHO IS EXD? Based in the ever-changing city of New York, Victoria Benatar and Michelle Cianfaglione founded EXD ARCHITECTURE to use design to analyze dualities in the city, which they translate into ‘layered’ …


Hana Kassem Elevated to the 2024 AIA College of Fellows

SCE faculty member and KPF Principal, Hana Kassem, was one of the 10 architects elevated from AIA’s New York City chapter to Fellowship, and one of only two in the Design category. The 2024 Jury of Fellows for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 96 new members to its …


Nishan Kazazian Presents Forthcoming Book at Material Eco-systems: Digital, Physical, and Cultural Assemblies Symposium in Venice, November ’23

SCE would like to recognize and celebrate the achievements of one of our own faculty members, Nishan Kazazian, who was invited to present his forthcoming book, OSMOTIC BONDING: Art & Architecture, in Venice at an esteemed symposium on material eco-systems. Read about the experience written in his own words below: …


Craig Bernecker Chosen to be President of the U.S. National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) for 2023-2027; represented U.S. at Quadrennial Conference of the CIE

Director of the MFA Lighting Design Program, Craig Bernecker, was chosen to be President of the U.S. National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) for 2023-2027. In addition to his elected seat as President of the U.S. CIE, Bernecker went on to represent the U.S. at Quadrennial Conference …


Parsons Interior Design Faculty Represented at the IDEC 2023 East Regional Conference

The School of Constructed Environments would like to highlight two of our esteemed Interior Design faculty members here at Parsons, Adeboyega Adefope, AAS ID Director & Assistant Professor of Interiors, Objects, and Technology and Nadia Elrokhsy, Associate Professor of Ecological Design, who both presented at the IDEC 2023 East Regional …


MFA Lighting Design Graduate, Lydia Simpson ’23, Wins IESNYC Thesis Award

Congratulations to 2023 Thesis Award Recipient, Lydia Simpson ’23!   Lydia Simpson is a recent graduate of the Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program. She received a BFA in Design and Technology for Theater from the University of North Georgia and worked as a Lighting Designer in Atlanta …


Nicholas Byrne, MFA Lighting Design ’23, Co-Founder of recycleReality Awarded Two OBIE Awards as 2022 “Breakthrough Artist”

Parsons-founded creative technology studio, recycleReality, just won two OBIE Awards as part of the 2022 “Breakthrough Artist” ad campaign with Amazon Music and Overall Murals. The campaign won the OBIE Craft Award for Best Illustration and a Silver OBIE Award in the Billboards category. These awards are presented annually by …


IESNYC Announces Yun-Hsuan Tsai, MFA Lighting Design, as 2023 Merit Scholarship Recipient

The IESNYC is proud to announce that Yun-Hsuan Tsai have been selected as one of two recipients of the 2023 IESNYC Merit Scholarship. This year’s selection process was highly competitive, with two exceptional candidates. As a result, the committee made the rare decision to award two recipients, supporting each of …


Lighting Design Student Nayoun Ryu Receives Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award from the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

This annual award is given to an international student who is studying lighting design in the United States and has achieved outstanding performance. The award, named after Jules Horton, a pioneering lighting designer who immigrated to the United States from Poland, is intended to support international students in their pursuit …