Parsons Making Center

The Making Center, a spacious studio bringing together creative tools from around the university, offers students unprecedented opportunities to acquire industry-ready skills, transform how products are made, and upend conventional notions of supply chains, local production, mass customization, and craft. Sharing this 26,000 square-foot space, students from all Parsons programs …


The Donghia healthier Materials Library

The Donghia healthier Materials Library at Parsons School of Design is a resource center dedicated to helping designers make responsible materials decisions. With curated product collections and frameworks for evaluating materials, we offer guiding strategies and hands- on examples of products making positive impacts on human health, environmental justice, and …


Light + Energy Lab

The Light + Energy Lab is a space designed for light manipulation to simulate sunlight effects on architectural models. This can be done using our two primary tools – the Diffuse Sky Simulator and the Heliodon. The DSS is a large chamber that can be used to analyze diffuse light …


Design Build

In spring 2016, undergraduate students from The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College, and Schools of Public Engagement collaborated with the NYC DOT on the City’s Street Seats initiative as part of the “Design Build” course. The Design Challenge: to create an innovative and inviting public seating …


Parsons-Designed Pop-Up Site Invites Public To Take a Seat

Students at Parsons School of Design saw a design project in the making — a project that had the potential to transform the landscape of the Greenwich Village neighborhood. After having the car towed away, students got to work remaking the 240 square foot parking spot into a pop-up space for the public to “rest, to read, and …