Alumni News



Alexandra Bean, Parsons Interior Design ’19 + Caroline Kepley, Parsons Product Design ’17 Open NYC Design Office, by comma

Alexandra Bean and Caroline Kepley, both graduates of Parsons School of Design, Their collaboration stems from their time at Yabu Pushelberg, where their paths crossed while designing luxury hospitality projects. They discovered the harmony between their interiors, drafting, and industrial design backgrounds and have fostered a partnership that thrives on …


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 …


MFA Industrial Design Students Win NYCxDesign Awards for Innovative, Sustainable Projects

The MFA in Industrial Design at Parsons School of Design gives students the opportunity to explore making in a variety of contexts, develop critical thinking skills, and integrate ideas about sustainability, consumerism, production, and more into their practice. Recently, three students from the program were awarded NYCxDesign Student Awards for …


Pamela Elizarrarás Acitores, Parsons SCE Alumni – Winner of The World Around Young Climate Prize 2023

The World Around is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to making the best ideas in architecture accessible to all. Its Young Climate Prize aims to amplify and accelerate the impact of projects for climate resilience by pairing 25 young climate leaders under 25 years old with their own mentor from the …


Namra Khalid, Parsons SCE Alumni – Winner of The World Around Young Climate Prize

The World Around is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to making the best ideas in architecture accessible to all. Its Young Climate Prize aims to amplify and accelerate the impact of projects for climate resilience by pairing 25 young climate leaders under 25 years old with their own mentor from the …


Associate Professor of Architecture Andy Bernheimer Wins Distinction Award

Associate Professor of Architecture Andy Bernheimer has won an Alumni Award for Distinction from Washington University in St. Louis. The Awards for Distinction recognize Sam Fox School alumni, friends, and leaders in their fields for professional achievement in architecture, art, and design and/or for service to their profession, the community, …


SCE Student Council Launches Podcast “Table Talks”

SCE Student Council has launched a new podcast series called Table Talks. The podcast hosts discussions with faculty, industry professionals, and students of different disciplines.  Table Talks was created and inspired by the ethos of conversations that naturally accrue in studio spaces of collaboration. We wanted to create a space to capture those discussions …


Parsons SCE Lighting Design Announced as ROLAN 2022 University Partner

Responsible Outdoor Lighting at Night Conference (ROLAN 2022)  Bringing together the foremost researchers and practitioners, the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and Assistant Professor Dr. Karolina M. Zielinska‐Dabkowska, ILLUME/Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland are launching the inaugural international Responsible Outdoor Lighting at Night (ROLAN) conference, taking place online on …


Parsons Interior Design Alum Featured in two articles in New York Times

Parsons SCE Alumna Sheila Bridges has been featured in two articles in New York Times for her work. The Wallpaper That Is Also a ‘Reminder That My Ancestors Had My Back’ Hay House: How Designer Sheila Bridges Made Space for Herself


BFA Interior Design Faculty Member Recognized as IDEC Award Winner

    BFA ID Faculty Sam Bennett has been recognized by the Interior Design Educators Council as a 2022 “Best Of” Award Recipient. Bennett was awarded Scholarship of Design Research for her work “Slow Interiors Manifesto: A Renewed Framing of Interiors.”   Learn more about IDEC Awards Here.