• Parsons Reunion 2016

    Parsons Reunion 2016

    Hundreds of Parsons alumni, faculty, and guests gathered for Parsons Reunion on October 15, 2016. This year, alumni enjoyed exclusive tours of the newly opened Making Center, heard young alumni discuss their innovative work with Parsons executive dean Joel Towers, celebrated remarkable alumni works at the sixth annual Parsons Alumni Exhibition Opening, and much more. View the 2016 Parsons Reunion photo album on Facebook and Flickr.

    Schedule of Events

    Making Center Tours

    Opened in September 2016, the 25,000-square-foot Making Center hub, designed by Rice+Lipka Architects, houses new 3D printing technologies, a complete ceramics "wet lab," updated printmaking facilities, white boards, pin-up areas, and configurable work spaces for developing and sharing ideas. Read about the Making Center.

    Branching Out: Alumni Design New Paths to Success

    A panel of recent alumni discussing the work that has earned recognition by institutions ranging from the Fulbright Association to Forbes Magazine ("30 Under 30") to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Read their bios. Watch the panel.


    Nelson De Jesus Ubri, BFA Architectural Design '15, Junior Designer, Hecho Inc.
    Lucy Jones, BFA Fashion Design '15, Social Innovator, Eileen Fisher
    Angela Luna, BFA Fashion Design '16, Founder & President, Adiff
    Sophia Sunwoo, BBA Strategic Design and Management '10, Principal, Startup Architect & Co-founder, Water Collective  


    Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design

    Parsons Reunion Reception and Alumni Exhibition Opening

    Held for the first time in the new Making Center, the Reunion Reception brings alumni together to mingle and celebrate the inspired alumni work at the opening of this year's Alumni Exhibition,  Loop: Parsons Alumni Exhibition 2016.

    Parsons Reunion Honorary Committee

    Amanda Curtis, AAS Fashion Design '11, Co-founder and CEO, Nineteenth Amendment
    Carly-Ann Fergus, MA Fashion Studies '16, Program Director, XRC Labs
    Ji Lee, BFA Communication Design '96, Creative Lead, Facebook
    Prithika Madhavan, BBA Strategic Design and Management '14, User Experience Consultant, IBM
    Esther Silber, AAS Fashion Marketing '00, CEO of Esther Inc.
    Alvaro Soto, MFA Design and Technology '12, Senior Design Manager, IBM Watson Group, IBM
    Savva Teteriatnikov, BFA Environmental Design '93, Vice President of Design, Skechers USA, Inc.
    Daniela Velasco, BBA Strategic Design and Management '14, Creative Director at Drift magazine and Co-founder of Ambrosia magazine


    Browse the #ParsonsReunion hashtag on social media to view the highlights from fellow alumni and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @NewSchoolAlumni.

    View the 2016 Parsons Reunion Photo Album on Facebook.